Back in 2011 we posted an article on the Cosmic blog which featured the top 10 songs for social entrepreneurs.
This year we're back with a new compilation for you, and this year's topic is...Valentines Day! As it's the 14th of February, we are here to deliver you 10 of the best sweetheart songs.
Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven
We think that most great social enterprise ideas are creative, innovative and probably come from late nights (early mornings!) when distractions are at their lowest and a clear head is a real bonus! Moonlight and Music should help...
Together In Electric Dreams - Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey
Cosmic's major social objective over the years has been to focus on digital inclusion - making sure everyone can access and benefit from digital technology to improves their lives, work and communities. All...Together...in Electric Dreams...
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
On the marketing side of the team here, is a real passion for making our brand not only appealing and interesting, but loveable and engaging. All social enterprises should have the element of irresistibility we think... so that people really can't help it...
Birdhouse in Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
Listen to these lyrics - inspiring, strange and wonderful - but also a call for us all to know ourselves better and be determined - "Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet"... or at least that's what we think its all about...
Listen to Your Heart - Roxette
Great social enterprises are built on passion, determination and values... if everyone could run businesses built on what they know they truly want to achieve by listening more closely...
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Then of course is the moment when you have a highly innovative plan to develop and test. And you know support and understanding around you is drifting. Time to make a decision?. Risk, isolation... what do you do? Go do it of course - your own way...
Promise Me - Beverley Craven
Being true to your vision and strategy. Be trustworthy and ready to evidence your impact. By all means make promises (and as the song suggests there may be a wait involved). But be sure to keep them too!
Get Here - Oleta Adams
For lots of people involved in social enterprises, the direct relationship between our work and our customers sits at the core of daily experiences. Being there (here) for people and having the positive attitude and approach. Sometimes people just need you to get here - to help and support
Wonderwall - Oasis
Strong support, a great working team, a real flare and talent for achievement and success. Team Cosmic brings you Oasis to explain how this feels -
And finally, for those of you who are struggling with the traumas of recession, with the challenges of building a strong and successful social enterprise, and also to those of you who didn't get a Valentine today!:
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python
We hope you enjoyed this collection chosen by our staff! Is there one you would have added to this list?