The co-operative economy

There is more and more agreement that our current economic system isn’t working and that we have encouraged and rewarded short term financial speculation over long-term, sustainable wealth creation. We have focussed on competition at the expense of collaboration. We need to redress this [...]

(2/3 x + 1/3 y) = Perfect Collaboration

As the reader of a business-focussed magazine you may be unaware, as I was until recently, of the rule of the “Golden Section” used in art composition. However, just as art often illuminates daily life, this artistic rule has helped me consider the strategic use of colour within our appearance. [...]

No Woman Is An Island

Unless you have discovered that you are absolutely perfect at absolutely everything, then I suspect we shall be in full agreement that the only way to as much success as possible is to rope in other class acts and hope a lot of good stuff rubs off. One of the interesting things about recession is [...]

Collaborating depends …

Returning from a week of working away from home, sitting on a jam-packed train; I am dog-tired and wondering how on earth I can pull together this month’s article. I appear to have no threads to pull on, so instead I decide to sit back, close my eyes and contemplate the theme. I find myself [...]

Innovative collaboration in music

Co-operatives come in many shapes and sizes. This one struck a chord with me, so to speak! Music Co-operative Scotland brings together the members of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in an artistic collaboration to explore new markets for classical music at home and overseas. The new venture will [...]
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