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Grit in our oyster

by John Elkington 27 October 2008

A phenomenally busy week, including a session with Singapore’s Economic Development Board on Monday, a highly successful joint SustainAbility-Volans evening event at The Hub (one of our Trailblazer organisations) on Wednesday, a brown-bag lunch with Monica Araya of Climate Change Capital and members of the Volans SustainAbility teams, a filming session for a client on Wednesday, a meeting of the Trustees of the Environment Foundation (another Trailblazer) at 2BP on Thursday – developing the theme of democracy and sustainability, and a visit from The United Bank of Carbon, who asked me what Volans was about? One phrase I dredged up from previous days was that we aim to be grit in other people’s oysters. And sometimes the grit lands in our oyster, as it did this week – spurring an extraordinary bout of creative thinking, which has produced a new book idea, a theme for a research programme and a bunch of other things.

@volansjohn:Am looking for someone to help me help Volans take our Breakthrough initiative to the next level,… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@volanssam:We are hiring! EA to Chairman @volansjohn: an incredible opportunity to be part of transforming business... bit.ly/2lrysmO
@volansjohn:Volans is hiring! Green Swiss Army knife on homepage signals need for multitasker able to think around corners, volans.com/2017/02/volans….

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