A lone strawberry farmer at a bric-a-brac market planted the seed for FlavourCrusader.
His strawberries were amazing–oozing with sweetness and a depth of flavour I had never experienced. The strawberries were soft; their colour dyed my fingers. I told my friends. I emailed others. I blogged it. Go to Rozelle markets for the strawberry man!
I had gotten out of the habit of eating fruit after living in London; it was tasteless. It was pointless. The delicious strawberries were the catalyst for me to begin eating fruit again.
Today while undertaking a 7 hour round trip drive, to drop my Dad and Brother off in a country town, I stumbled across an inspiring BBC interview of a Harvard business professor. The interviewee was Professor Michael Porter and he presented the concept that for businesses to be successful (or profitable) in the future, they must create social value.
Hey ASIX crew,
Thought some of you might be interested in this little number, or know someone who is.
Do you have what it takes to be the next Yves Behar?
Some observers with a genuine interest in social innovation will be alarmed by the ease with which the social innovation agenda has been gobbled up by the larger, and always predatory, field of public sector innovation. Others with wiser heads will perhaps not be surprised. In any case, we can say that in Australia at least, in but a handfull of years, the former has arguably disappeared without trace. Christian Bason’s November tour, billed as one of a series of Social Innovation Dialogues, has signalled the deathknell for social innovation in this country.
I have searched the ASIX and CSI websites for disclosure of the amount of taxpayers money used in staging the illuminating Dialogues with Christian Bason and Enzio Manzini. DEEWR, the Victorian Government, and (of all things) the Victorian Public Service are listed as sponsors of these dialogues on Co-creation and Co-Production.
In this third episode of our Social Innovation Podcasts we are featuring: