Coca-Cola’s commitment to ColaLife – a reminder

Chris Vallance of the BBC and Euan Wilmshurst from Coca-Cola I was able to present ColaLife to the lower school (12-16 year olds) at Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby yesterday. This was organised by friend and long-time ColaLife supporter, Jon Watson who teaches music there. As part of the presentation I played the extract below from […]

ColaLife is recruiting . . . cyclists

Indicative route only at this stage. Image courtesy of Google Maps The ColaLife Participation Ride 2010 My old friend, Nigel Bolding, and I are looking for three others to join us on a ride across France to raise money towards the costs of the fieldwork that we need to carry out to plan the independently […]

Progress Report – 30/4/10

Children of Mikindani, Tanzania with a model Mark III AidPod, January 2009 Image credit: Tim Dench May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration […]

ColaLife sneaks onto Amazon

Do a search on ColaLife in Amazon and this book pops up. Why? Because its author, Chris Arnold, is a ColaLife supporter and writes about ColaLife. He says: FROM HUMANITARISM TO PLANETARISM <snip> The power of the web for good and bad is just amazing. What starts as a small group can soon become massive […]

ColaLife selected for TEDx Warwick 2010

TEDx comes to Warwick University for the second time on 6 March 2010 and will be held in the Maths and Stats Building. 400 people are expected and I will be telling the ColaLife story. You can book tickets here. Other speakers include: Morning Speakers: Angela Hobbs Kathleen Burk Brenda King Steve Martin Rachel Armstrong […]

Positive engagement and unlikely partnerships

This is a great comment at the news of ColaLife reaching the semi-finals of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge which I will use to strengthen my response to one of the most common questions I get asked about ColaLife: ‘How can you possibly even consider working with a company like Coca-Cola?’  (That’s a polite version). Although […]

Progress Report – 30/12/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]

Why I’m very pleased to be speaking at Chain Reaction next week

Simon Berry on ColaLife and Chain Reaction Colalife is a great idea. It’s not the idea it was a year ago. It’s much better. I’m a great believer in open innovation which is essentially the process of opening up of ideas to others so that they are made better (the ideas not the people). That’s […]

ColaLife moves on the rest of Europe – Part 2

I have been invited to give a ColaLife presentation at the 8th Annual World Food Technology & Innovation convention in Rotterdam at 15:35 on 27 October. It looks like it’s a plenary session. The programme is here. This is the pitch I will be going in on: Distributing commercial products in developing countries fulfils one […]

Progress Report – 26/8/09

Child at Rene MDC, Tanzania, November 2008 Image credit: Simon Berry May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia that Coca-Cola’s distribution muscle could be used to distribute oral rehydration salts in developing countries I […]