"Denis, I feel obliged to support anyone so willing to encourage discussion on the social network site, although, I should also be an instigator of discussion! Following on from you 'Big Society' link, it was interesting to read…"
"Hi Denis, just read you blog and it was clearly a motivational experience. It would be good to see these and the previous particapants make socitial waves and attributing these to the benefit of the programme - no better advocate than…"
"Denis, I hope others contribute!
Thanks for starting this discussion thread. I like you shared the mixed emotions of recent days but also some dissappointment, although no surprise that a media driven by 'big'…"
"Hi Guys, and now there were 4! Matt, I think that you are only one of the 3 that I havent met, so I hope to put that right in due course. The day job is at Bryson Charitable Group a major N Irealnd social enterprise and I also am a member of…"
"Hi Stephen, I haven't commented for a while but I found your comments very stimulating. Here in 'norn iron' (Nothern Ireland) we dont have any 'big society' projects but quite a few social enterpises - even I…"
"Hi Peter, Now that's a really interesting and exciting enterprise. The danger of collapse is a constant in social enterprise and those with a Darwinian perspective would say that's essential for to keep fit for purpose. I have a more…"
"Hi Adrian, I'm not an Ashton (like Robert) but for what its worth; I work across all the political constructs in N Ireland (of which ther are very many). Our sector here tends to be very insular and as such doesn't get its point across. I…"
"Adrian, that's an interesting blog and perhaps a bit challenging to SE fundamentalists. I've never taken the view that SE - good , Private Enterprise (PE) - bad, each are valid economic enterprise models. I do think that there are types of…"
"Hi Tessy, an interesting thought but before I comment let me give you the website link for the NI Community Foundation that I promised when we last met - http://www.communityfoundationni.org/opencontent/ . I think you're correct in respect of a…"
"Hi Adrian, thanks for the thought and I've been troubled with the same thought. Bryson has become bigger than most of our N Ireland private sector but doing such catches regional political and media attention - puts social enterprise on the…"
"Hi Ben, just read your comment and re-tweeted it thanks for the interesting insight. I'm in Belfast and watching the big society concept evolve. I take your point of the possibility of the concept being associated with cuts then it gets viewed…"
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