Monthly Archives: March 2007

The Other E-Myths

Michael Gerber’s best-seller The e-Myth starts with some profound insights into why entrepreneurs fail, but then he prescribes a one-size-fits-all cookie cutter solution based on his unbridled reverence for franchises. In the process of dispelling some important myths about entrepreneurship, … Continue reading

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Re-Learning the Art of Impromptu Consultation

 Until about 15 years ago, the way people consulted with each other was through face-to-face meetings and visits (often impromptu, spur-of-the-moment occurrences). When that was impossible, people conversed by telephone, in real dialogue. Likewise, until about 15 years ago, the … Continue reading

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20 Ways to Become More Resilient

Daveís personal well-being roadmap If weíre going to try to save the world and stuff, we need to stay well, and loose. Grief and sorrow for the suffering of Gaia are perfectly understandable, and thereís no point denying what we … Continue reading

Posted in Preparing for Civilization's End | 6 Comments

Sunday Open Thread – March 18, 2007

photo: Lagos Nigeria squatter community, from the Nov. 13, 2006 New Yorker by Samantha AppletonWhat I’m planning on writing about soon: The E-Myth: The good, the bad and the ugly about this decade-old bestseller on entrepreneurship. Increasing Our Resilience and … Continue reading

Posted in How the World Really Works | 2 Comments

Saturday Links for the Week – March 17, 2007

Image: Acrylic Painting Turtle Prayer by Martha Greenwald“Nobody is Controlling What You Do Here”: Bob Neuwirth’s 2005 TED talk summarizes and expands on his book Shadow Cities. About 1.5 billion people, 20% of humanity, now lives in squatter communities in … Continue reading

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Nobody But Yourself (Take Two)

Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human beingcan be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know,you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you … Continue reading

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Reducing Knowledge Management Failures

Slide by Dr Dave Davis from U of T KTP siteToday I attended a presentation on the application of Knowledge Management to changing the behaviour of doctors. The presenter, Dave Davis, a long-time family doctor himself, accomplished the extraordinary: He … Continue reading

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An Imbalance of Power

Those who preach that the ‘free’ market is the best solution to everything tend to be those who benefit from the fact it is distorted in their favour. Nowhere is this truer than in the modern industrialized food business, where … Continue reading

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Nobody But Yourself

Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human beingcan be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know,you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you … Continue reading

Posted in Preparing for Civilization's End | 24 Comments

Sunday Open Thread – March 11, 2007

Mutts Shelter Stories by Patrick McDonnell What I’m planning on writing about soon: Religion as a Form of Slavery: The God Delusion and all that. And technophilia as the fastest growing religion of them all. This all ties into what … Continue reading

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