This week I have learned:

  • I think my core purpose in life is bringing communities of people together. I certainly get an immense sense of pride from doing it.
  • That 29 years after I founded the Student Radio Association with a bunch of other folk in a draughty lecture hall at Loughborough University, the organisation is in wonderfully safe hands.
  • Sometimes it’s just about being clear what mode one is working in. Mode is currently set to “Turnaround”.
  • Too often too many people fail to realise that buying technology in a business isn’t a one off transaction, but merely the first point of spend on a lifetime of commitment. An app is for life, not just for Christmas.
  • It does feel like things are starting to change. But it’s hard to convince people in positions of privilege that things should change because, well, they stand to lose out.
  • Helping other people to see possibilities is almost up there with community building.
  • It’s nice to know that people are now coming to me.

Next week: I will write a business case. And hopefully start recruitment processes (keep ’em peeled, Service Designer type people!).

The week in photos:

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