We will need to do some spoon-feeding now for those who have not clicked, My Black Cat.
Do they not realise that each change that they see within the NHS is part of a much bigger picture involving the whole of our society?
He was made a CBE in 2005. He is a First Class Oxford graduate with a very varied background ranging from a BBC reporter to Buddhist monk to investment executive. He is, or has been, involved in many more activities including a strong Intewinglement with Common Purpose.
THE EYE IN THE DEMOS LOGO IS NOT AS PRETTY AS THIS
DEMOS: He co-founded the think tank Demos with Julia Middleton of Common Purpose. He was Director of Demos from 1993 to 1998.
COMMON PURPOSE: He is referred to in Julia Middleton’s book “Leading Beyond Authority.”
THE YOUNG FOUNDATION: Director
CARNEGIE UK TRUST INQUIRY INTO THE FUTURE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE UK AND IRELAND: Chair
DESIGN COUNCIL: Trustee
WORK FOUNDATION: Trustee
HEALTH INNOVATION COUNCIL: Board member
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON: Visiting Professor
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS: Visiting Professor
UNIVERSITY OF MEBOURNE: Chair
GORDON BROWN: Former Chief Adviser
TONY BLAIR : Director of Policy at 10 Downing Street Under Tony Blair as PM
PRIME MINISTERS STRATEGY UNIT (Formerly known as PERFORMANCE AND INNOVATION UNIT) : Director
AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER: Part time adviser
Goeff Mulgan has been referred to as “An Alchemist” and “A Visionary”
What The Witch Doctor is trying to tell you is that Goeff Mulgan is, and has been, in a position of considerable influence within the UK and beyond. It seems likely that he has influenced the government’s thinking on UK healthcare. Yet how many members of the medical profession know anything of Goeff Mulgan?
Doubtless, Lord Darzi will be well aware of him.
So will Sir Liam Donaldson.
In addition there is a clear common interest with Julia Middleton, founder of Common Purpose.
Indeed, The Young Foundation are now offering a leadership programme for 19 – 25 year olds that seems very similar in format to those offered by Common Purpose.
This is what it says on the brochure:
“UpRising is a new leadership programme that is being developed by the Young Foundation to support and train a new generation of public leaders. UpRising identifies, recruits, develops and supports 19 to 25 year olds to enable them to play a greater role in politics and public decision-making. The aim is to create a pool of talented young leaders from a range of backgrounds who can transform their communities for the better and take up positions of power in public institutions.
UpRising has the full support of three well known leaders:
The UpRising programme has won the endorsement of the three main party leaders who serve as its Patrons:
‘ I am delighted by the innovative work that the UpRising leadership programme is doing to find and unlock the talent of future leaders that otherwise risks being wasted. I hope that we’ll soon see UpRising working in communities right across the country helping a whole new generation of people to find the courage to make the change.’
Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
‘ I was most interested to read about this exciting programme, which really does look like a very worthwhile and interesting idea. I would, therefore, be delighted to become a Patron of UpRising. I would also love to engage further with this exciting project… I do hope that the three-year pilot programme is successful and wish everyone involved in the programme the very best of luck.”
Rt Hon David Cameron MP
‘ I would be delighted to become a Patron of The Young Foundation’s new organisation, UpRising. I wholeheartedly share your ambition to engage more young people from marginalized communities in politics and public decision making. The UpRising initiative is an exciting means of doing this and has my full support.’
Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
So you see, My Black Cat, just by chance, the route of entry we found into The Leadership Agenda was via Common Purpose. It is leading us to the heart of government. However, the degree of Intertwinglement is such that there are several other routes we could have found. Some may be more important than Common Purpose.
And we have only just started to unravel this enormous tangle!
What does it all mean, My Black Cat?
Does it mean anything at all?
How many other entrances into The Leadership Agenda will we find?
And where will they lead?
What do you suppose Gordon Brown means by “the change” My Black Cat? Does he mean anything at all? Or nothing? And note how, like Julia Middleton, he uses the word “Courage.”
a red apple ……………………
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