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Tightly edited stories, learns and journeys to now of entrepreneurially-minded people making positive impact. 2015-2018

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Nov 14, 2017

Episode #62B: Licence To Impact with Louise Aitken and Chris Blues. #62A/part one here - published last week.

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Some of the many topics covered:

  • What is our licence to impact? 
  • What drives the value for the social entrepreneur?
  • On constructive conflict
  • On not having a career plan but taking opportunities
  • Suffering at the expense of not making decisions aligned to your values
  • Being possible to go outside of the resources you have
  • Surrounding yourself with people you feel energised by
  • Facilitating well-governed, profitable, social impact enterprises
  • Navigate the conversation to facilitate the answer - what is the support they need to find what’s right for them?
  • Employment for all
  • Did I add to my brand or did I detract from my brand?
  • Private gain in relation to social enterprise
  • Stewardship
  • ‘Gardeners for the social enterprise space to flourish’

This packed 38min episode (+bonus 20mins at the end) covers all these questions, statements and much, much more. Settle in, or go for a walk, and let Lou and Chris audibly inspire you.

Episode sponsors: BizDojo WellingtonCollider Wgtn

Show notes and links:

Craft beer #2: Red Rocks Reserve – Garage Project

Creative HQ - New Zealand's Innovation Experts

FutureLearn - Wikipedia

Chris quoting Hayek - ‘more gardeners not architects’

Friedrich Hayek - Wikipedia

Attributed to George R.R. Martin:

Quote by George R.R. Martin: "I think there are two types of ...

KickStart Breakfast Programme - Provided by Fonterra and Sanitarium

KISS principle - Wikipedia

Balancing profitability and social impact - someone has to suffer, or can everyone win?

Doing good: At what cost? – Silvia Zuur – Medium

Kakariki Beer Co. (@kakarikibeerco) • Instagram photos and videos

Let My People Go Surfing - Patagonia

New Home - Embercombe

Mac Home - Mac Macartney

Superior Beverages - East Imperial

Q: Analogue object?

Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 | British Council

Ākina Foundation website

Whare Aki - Social Enterprise resources + support, by Ākina Foundation

Past Ākina Foundation episodes:


Louise Aitken: Twitter @LouAitken | Ākina website bio | 

Chris Blues: Ākina website bio

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Upcoming shows:

  • #63: Miriam and Marty from Papa Taiao Earthcare, a Wellington-based sustainability development #SocEnt dedicated to improving outcomes for local community and environment +Sarah from Coliberate. Publishing in two parts from 22nd November.
  • We’re already scheduling guests out to mid-February 2018. Know a NZ-based social enterpriser you’d like to hear featured on a future show drop us a line at (including their contact details) and we’ll see what we can schedule. 


‘twice’: Two weeks in creative endeavour shares stories and journeys to now of people making positive dents on society. Our guests share insights and learns from their now, and we poke, prod and tease good-naturedly to reveal some of how they got there, usually interspersed with tasting and rating craft beer. Fortnightly (or more often) from Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand, since August 2015. 

#62B: Licence To Impact  | Hosted, independently produced and ©43words/David Binstead 2017 all rights reserved.