From Boycotts to Girlcotts: (Re)storying neighbourhood coffee shops

On Monday, I had breakfast with a friend and colleague.  She’d emailed suggesting we meet at Starbucks to plan a project we’ve been mulling over these last few months.  Starbucks has made a fortune out of being everyone’s global/local coffee shop, storying itself as a multinational pillar of the community. This friendly neighbourhood tale has […]

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Being 11th is Good Enough

The story of not being enough runs through our society, from individuals up through the organisations we create then back down onto people again in a perpetually reinforcing circle. The organisation I am embedded in right now is the University of Edinburgh. This university came 11th in the Times Higher Learning World University Rankings 2012-2013 […]

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