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Not to bury but to raise - Peter Couchman

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Not to bury but to raise
Peter Couchman - Plunkett Foundation
Co-operative Ways Forward Conference
January 2014

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Not to bury but to raise - Peter Couchman

  1. 1. Not to bury but to raise Peter Couchman Plunkett Foundation
  2. 2. “Once a co-operative society becomes a soulless corporation, its days are numbered”
  3. 3. “ I am angry with a movement that was not prepared to hold its rulers to account.” Maurice Glassman
  4. 4. “ We need to rediscover tension and conflict in order to bring the co-operative movement back to life.” Maurice Glassman
  5. 5. ps -o Co ite qu re a ice n “Co-operators are far too nice to each other.”
  6. 6. Democratic structure Board Region Board Branch Area Store
  7. 7. 3 actions
  8. 8. Break the links Board Region Board Branch Area X X
  9. 9. Create a shop layer
  10. 10. Create a new generation of co-operative education
  11. 11. “to understand the profound implications of co-operation” Joseph Reeves
  12. 12. www.plunkett.co.uk Twitter: PeterCouchman Facebook: Plunkett Foundation Email:peter.couchman@plunkett.co.uk

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