Writer Sam Conniff Allende tells us what modern-day challenger businesses can learn from the swashbucklers who challenged the system
Social entrepreneur and author Sam Conniff Allende is guest speaker at the Social Business Wales Conference this month. He will be discussing ideas from his new book, Be More Pirate, which sets out radical ideas for challenger businesses to take on their conventional rivals. “The original purpose-driven business model was the co-op movement,” he writes, “and before there was the co-operative movement, there were pirates.”
He adds: “As capitalism continues its existential crisis and global leadership disappears even further up its own arse, this truly is the time for social business to show it’s courage, ambition and imagination.