Thursday, 5 March 2009

Gratulációk, boczánat és köszi... Congratulations, apologies and thanks

Two for the price of one!

On 28 January Conductive World reported on what it thought was a very interesting business model for delivering conductive services in Budapest, run by conductor Ádám Makk and interfacing its clients through the Internet by use of (free) blogging technology.

This is a bringing-CE-to-the-people model that most certainly deserves serious consideration by any CE service or program looking to diversify its ways of delivering CE more accessibly to families on a community-wide basis.

A copy of this report was sent to Ádám, with gratulációk (‘congratulations‘) for a bright initiative.

Mea culpa

Ádám wrote back yesterday to point out an important error in this report. For some inexplicable reason I had not noticed the words Pető Intezeti (‘of or belonging to the Pető Institute’) prominent in the name of this service. I cannot imagine how I missed his very familiar phrase, that normally jumps right out at me from any page of Hungarian text, but somehow I did this time.

In fact, Ádám writes to tell me, his salary is paid by the Pető Institute.

So, sincerest apologies to Ádám and to the Pető Institute.

If you see reporting errors in Conductive World, then please do write in so that a corrective can be published, such as here. I shall enter a note of such a correction on the offending item for those who browse their way there in the future.

I shall not be in anyway offended. In fact, I am grateful.

Business model or practice model?

So, how Ádám organises his work is not after all a shining example of a business model for a single-conductor consultancy, thought it does nevertheless stand as a very interesting model for just such a consultancy business.

Instead, it is a shining example of how an existing CE institution has extended its operations out into the community, an interesting (though otherwise unreported?) practice model for how others might do the same.

Two models here for the price of one, a most ontemporary bargain! So thank-you doubly, to Ádám and the Pető Institute.

Is there a distinction worth making here between business and practice models? Given the ‘holistic’, organismic position of a unity between how CE businesses manage their work and the actual practices that make up this work, is such a distinction a false one here, whatever its potential value elsewhere?

Never mind such academic niceitites. How Ádám is bringing CE services to his clients looks something well worth trying out elsewhere.


Report of Ádám’s work in Conductive World

Ádám’s website

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