Articles from folk in Highlands And Islands

In Starbucks: Existentialism 101

In Starbucks: Existentialism 101

David Lynch May. 05, 2017

There I was on a Monday morning in a Starbucks in Manchester. A polite and pleasant young man caught me with strong eye contact and asked me what I wanted. ‘A medio latte please,’ I said with all the confidence and panache of someone who imagined himself in a backstreet cafe somewhere in Milan. ‘And your name please, sir?’ he asked, holding an anticipatory black permanent marker pen. In that one moment, in that millisecond between hearing the question and...

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Churches as Business Incubators

Churches as Business Incubators

David Lynch Mar. 17, 2017

I believe that we have amazing resources in our buildings; our physical space could be the catalyst for new start-ups in the realm of social enterprise. Perhaps we only see church buildings as places of worship. After all that is how most directories would see us. The church can love and support our neighbours by providing a place where a seedling new business can grow, without the threat of bullish and unrealistic landlords. An incubator is a safe and protected...

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