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The How to Make a Million Jobs tour comes to Manchester
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Pragmatic Radicalism Manchester 2nd October Colin Crooks has confirmed he will be speaking in Manchester, at an event organised by Pragmatic Radicalism, on Tuesday 2nd October. He will be speaking about what can be done to address the challenge of persistent unemployment as part of the promotional tour for his...
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How do we create jobs?
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How do we create jobs? Please see my most recent blog post on the Guardian's Social Entreprise Network; https://socialenterprise.guardian.co.uk/en/articles/social-enterprise-network/2012/aug/29/job-creation-unemployment-crisis
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Author of Social Value Act to launch book
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Hoxton Apprentice Shoreditch Monday 17th September Chris White MP, author of the newly drafted Social Value Act, will be speaking at a special event to launch a new book which looks at how social enterprise can play a vital part in addressing the problem of worklessness. How to Make a...
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Colin Crooks at Green Party Conference, Bristol, 9th September
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Green Party Conference 2012 Bristol Sunday 9th September 2012 Colin Crooks has been confirmed as one of the speakers at a special fringe session on 9th September as part of the 2012 Green Party Conference. The session will be looking at the issue of persistent unemployment, and Colin will line...
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Social Enterprise and the unemployment crisis
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Social Enterprise and the unemployment crisis Published on the Guardian Social Enterprise Network 25. July 2012 I recently spoke to an audience at the RSA, aiming to debunk the rather comfortable myths about unemployment that many have accepted. Seemingly unemployment is not too serious, it’s cyclical and there are jobs...
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What’s in it for me?
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What’s in it for me? written by Colin Crooks Published by Clearly So  4th July 2012 Serial social entrepreneur Colin Crooks highlights the importance of job creation and the need for a more inclusive, socially minded approach to business. Recently I spoke about unemployment on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Four Thought’...
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Let-down generation wants to work
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The let–down generation written by Colin Crooks  published by New Start magazine 4th July 2012 Serial social entrepreneur Colin Crooks highlights why social entrepreneurs are the key to turning round our most deprived areas and helping the let-down generation. In my recent BBC Radio 4 Four Thought lecture I spoke...
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Help others help themselves
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"Whatever aches I suffer I will be acutely aware that I'm free and in the fresh air" by Colin Crooks On Thursday afternoon I start my annual cycling odyssey.  Although I'm not climbing as much as last years madness I will be travelling a very long way!  This year I plan...
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A people based policy for places without people?
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A people based policy for places without people? I sometimes wonder whether the academics and researchers on whom we put so much trust have sufficient practical experience to offer solutions to the problems they analyse.  On so many occasions, the solutions they promote seem disconnected from the issue that they...
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Should CSR lite have read CSR “lost”?
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By Colin Crooks Last year I published a blog entitled “Companies are going CSR lite” which many of you have been very complimentary about.  However, it seems that I was wrong.  I had not stated the half of the problem.  For what I had identified then was that firms were...
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