Just as I was leaving my previous job, at the Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business, I was involved in three different pieces of writing, a couple of which have now been published (the third will follow in the next couple of months).
Firstly, the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade has been published by the International Co-operative Alliance. This was something that Cliff Mills and I worked on over last summer, and was discussed first at a discussion of the ICA board in Cape Town in June, then at the ICA annual conference in Manchester in October. So in fine co-operative style, it's the result of much dialogue, and a careful effort to forge consensus. In that sense, Cliff and I are 'anti-gurus'.
Secondly, Measuring Mutuality: Indicators for Financial Mutuals [pdf] has been published by the Association of Financial Mutuals. This is an attempt by Jonathan Michie and I to think through how to evaluate performance of risk-managing institutions, other than in terms of profit. Given how much culpability 'shareholder value' in banking holds for our current malaises, this is an issue whose pertinence must extend beyond the mutuals sector, I'd have thought.
Hope these are of some interest. Happy to discuss them further.