Monthly Archives: August 2006

My Ideal ‘Community House’

Architecture and building design are wildly beyond my expertise, but occasionally I have fun thinking about The Perfect House. In my case it would be a communal space, shared by an entire intentional community of 30-50 people. It would have … Continue reading

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Dave’s Self-Change Journey

I‘ve hesitated about writing this because, rather than being a true diarist, I generally only write about things when I’ve finished with them — more-or-less completed ideas, reviews, synopses, stories with an ending. I am a restless and impatient artist, … Continue reading

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Links for the Week — August 20, 2006

Alcohol as Organic Pesticide: India is exploring the use of inexpensive alcohol as a safer, cheaper substitute for toxic chemical pesticides. So far so good. Thanks to Dale Asberry for the link, and the one that follows. Animals in the … Continue reading

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Proposal: The New Enterprise Coaching Foundation

In Wednesday’s post I suggested that my next career may now lie in coaching (a) displaced and disenchanted baby boomers and entrepreneurial young people in high school and university on finding meaningful work and creating Natural Enterprises, (b) teens in a … Continue reading

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Social Conservatives’ Obsession with Crime

A couple of days ago I reported a liberal’s assertion that conservatives seem “unwilling or unable to engage in issues that are fundamental to the future of mankind”. In the last few days we’ve seen evidence of what social conservatives, … Continue reading

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Finding Meaningful Work (When What Has Meaning to You is Changing)

I had another duh! moment yesterday. The first part of my upcoming book The Natural Enterprise is about finding meaningful (for you) work. It’s essentially about finding or creating work that is at the ‘sweet spot’ where your Gift (what … Continue reading

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The Definitive Lakoffian Liberal Definition of a Conservative

Maybe once in a decade you hear a political quote that is so remarkable you just want to write it down and call everyone you know and tell them about it. Last night Bob Rae, the former NDP premier of … Continue reading

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Social Networking: Still Not Meeting its Critical Promise

I‘m delighted to be a keynote speaker at the Online Information 2006 conference in London, England later this fall, thanks to an invite from KM guru David Gurteen. My task is to brief the audience on the history of social … Continue reading

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Links for the Week – August 12, 2006

Nine articles this week on completely different subjects, none of which you will learn about from the mainstream media, because they’re too complex to dumb down to a two-minute story. A House Design That Consumes No Net Energy: Really interesting … Continue reading

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Principles of Self-Experimentation: Dave Strives to Help His Body Heal Itself

I‘m now feeling sufficiently better to begin my search for causes and cures of ulcerative colitis. I’m proposing to use an approach called Self-Experimentation, explained in Seth Roberts’ book and articles. In two previous articles, I have summarized: the self-experimentation … Continue reading

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