Archive for November 2010


Big society, big change…big anger?

Change is coming to the non-profit sector in the UK. There’s widespread uncertainty and anxiety. There is also anger. Could that anger be productive – harnessed to drive the change that the sector needs?

Here’s the veteran management thinker Tom Peters in one of his short video talks. He’s passionate about anger as a source for innovation. Not just as a source, but as the one and only serious source.

If Tom Peters is right, and he is widely regarded as right about a lot of things, how does his advice translate to the situation facing the voluntary sector and social enterprises here? Can anger drive innovation?