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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:20pm.

    http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/rediscovering_social_innovation/

    Social entrepreneurship and social enterprise have become popular rallying points for those trying to improve the world. These two notions are positive ones, but neither is adequate when it comes to understanding and creating social change in all of its manifestations. The authors make the case that social innovation is a better vehicle for doing this. They also explain why most of today’s innovative social solutions cut across the traditional boundaries separating nonprofits, government, and for-profit businesses.

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:19pm.

    Business Models on the Web | Professor Michael Rappa

    Business models are perhaps the most discussed and least understood aspect of the web. There is so much talk about how the web changes traditional business models. But there is little clear-cut evidence of exactly what this means.

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:18pm.

    The Power of Collaborative Innovation: NESTA Connect

    Roland writes: Since we launched in June 07 we've refined our narrative about what we do and why, and I wanted to get it down in writing here as it has evolved and invite comment and discussion, perhaps even from the eminent delegates at Davos (you never know!).

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:18pm.

    The Art and Science of Open Innovation: NESTA Connect

    Roland Harwood on the NESTA Connect model for innovation

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:16pm.

    The five year journey from Civic Hacking Fund to mySociety

    Report of fifth birthday party for mysociety

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:15pm.

    Sketching the social innovation landscape

    Blog post rounding up different initiatives and networks

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:14pm.

    Social media, creativity, and open collaboration

    Presentation to University of Wetminster

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:14pm.

    Social media, creativity, and open collaboration

    Presentation to University of Wetminster

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:13pm.

    Purpose, people, tools model

    Purpose, people, tools model linked to how to choose tools for different situations

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 10:11pm.

    Designing collaboration wiki

    Analysis of RSA and Social Innovation camp, with suggested principles for collaboration

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 9:49pm.

    How to make an online business from free (without the ads)

    Blog item: My friends over at ruralnet|online are making tremendous progress in their quest to re-invent their business in the open. As I reported the other day, they face the challenge of moving from a "walled garden" set of online services which they charged for, towards a more distributed system using a mix of tools to provide people engaged in social enterprises and nonprofits with information, communication and collaboration systems.

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 9:47pm.

    Rebuilding your online business in public - Ruralnet

    This is the story of how you can move from a "build it and they (may not) come" approach to online places, to helping people create the places they really want to be on the Net. It involves re-inventing a business in public.

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    David Wilcox posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 9:46pm.

    Blog items about RSA/OpenRSA

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    [video]Hugo Rumens posted a video on 24 November 2008 - 2:11pm.
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    Du rififi chez les hommes

    The cabaret scene and title music for rififi.

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    [video]Hugo Rumens posted a video on 24 November 2008 - 2:07pm.
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    Bob le Flambeur

    Trailer for Bob le Flambeur

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    Hugo Rumens posted a note on 24 November 2008 - 1:51pm.

    Some great French films

    I bought a few French films on DVD the other day, all from the fifties and sixties and all superb. I'd recommend them all:

    Le Trou - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054407/

    A prison break set in La Santé prison in Paris, most of the actors were not professionals.

    Bob le Flambeur - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047892/

    A casino heist. The main character Bob is a very suave, aging gambler.

    Du rififi chez les hommes - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048021/
    (also called just 'rififi')

    A gangster film and another heist movie.

    There is some great slang in these films too:

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    John Attley posted a link on 24 November 2008 - 12:48pm.

    some good uke tabs

    some quite good tabs here - download to pdfs which is nice.

    the list includes a version of 'imagine' which can be uked-up with some inappropriately furious strumming...

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    [video]Andy Gibson posted a video on 23 November 2008 - 7:33pm.
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    Bohemian Ukulele

    Terrifying video, but the song has to be playable. Anyone got a tab?

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    Andy Gibson posted a link on 23 November 2008 - 5:35pm.

    Inspired teaching - free e-course

    My friend Nick worked on this course with a friend of his who has sadly passed away, but he's made it available now for free in his memory. It includes a PDF guide plus two hours of supporting audio comprising seven easy lessons in how to identify what you know and competently teach it.

    As Nick says, "we would love you to have access to Rick’s material free of charge – with just one condition – please use the material to teach what you have to share."

    Might be of interest to all those "long-time learners, first-time teachers" out there?

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