No – more likely a social statement according to the most recent biography about Albert Einestein!
Most of us apparently remember Albert for his hair – or at least how eccentric he looked. And then we leave it at that. Certainly we are taught about Albert’ science – not his hair – during our school years. And we leave it at that – just another academic, clever type person. Yawn.
But apparently there was a little more going on with Albert’s hair.
Social innovation is a term used globally to describe and identify quite different activities. We propose a definition that is value-laden, distinctive and focused – from inception to impact – on equality, justice and empowerment.
Nick Clegg a victim of the unexpected outcome of the UK elections made a statement when he announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats that defines what to expect of the next five years ‘I hope that our leaders across the United Kingdom realise the disastrous consequences for our way of life and the integrity of the United Kingdom if they continue to appeal to grievance rather than generosity, and fear rather than hope’.
Apparently in the face of an impending election in the UK the big hitters in the social enterprise sector seek to do business in a politically value neutral space. But then again perhaps that location is not so politically value neutral at all?