Monthly Archives: September 2007

How Change Happens

Our environment is changing at an astonishing pace, driven by ever-increasing numbers of people, technology that allows us to transform our environment at a speed previously unimaginable, and (thanks to cheap fuel) unprecedented mobility of humans and products (goods and … Continue reading

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Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur?

When young people tell me they agree with my prognosis for the future of our planet, and ask me what they should do, I ask them to learn how the world works, and learn about better ways to live, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread — September 16, 2007

Artwork by the amazing hyperrealist sculptor Run Mueck. Thanks to my neighbour Franca Caruso for the link What I’m thinking about, and planning on writing (and podcasting) about soon:Why We Have No Time For Making the World Better: Three of my … Continue reading

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Saturday Links for the Week: September 15, 2007

What, Me Worry?: Survey Shows Fortune 1000 Corporate Executives’ Heads in the Sand This week’s important news is, alas, all sad, annoying, grim or scary. Anglo-American Bloc Only Opponents to UN Statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Showing their true imperialist … Continue reading

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Joyless Responsibility

I‘ve written recently about the importance of each of us accepting personal responsibility for our actions, for our inactions, and for knowing their consequences. It is natural to accept responsibility, because in nature it is almost always joyful. It entails … Continue reading

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Need Less

The essence of radical simplicity, of the gift/generosity economy, of natural community, and of natural entrepreneurship, I think, is needing less. Needing less makes us, as individuals, members of enterprises, communities and societies, more self-sufficient, and more resilient, and allows … Continue reading

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Vignette #5: The Cat Who Was Never Let Out and the Bird Who Was Never Let In (A Fable)

Once upon a time, in a condominium in the centre of a big city, there lived a slightly plump cat who was never let out. Every day, she would stare out the screen window of the condominium at the traffic … Continue reading

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Natural Enterprise: The Book, The Title, The Web Tools, and the Journey

As you probably know, my book on creating sustainable, responsible, joyful, community-based businesses will be published in the Spring by Chelsea Green. I need some assistance from readers to finalize a title and subtitle, and to design the web tools … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread — September 9, 2007

What I’m thinking about, and planning on writing (and podcasting) about soon:Joyless Responsibility: I’ve written recently about the importance of each of us accepting personal responsibility for our actions, for our inactions, and for knowing their consequences. It is natural … Continue reading

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Saturday Links for the Week — September 8, 2007 — The Anti-Corporatist Edition

Ending the Personhood of Corporations: Corporate Crime Reporter has a fascinating review of Robert Reich’s new book Supercapitalism. It’s good to see a mainstream politician (Reich was Clinton’s Secretary of Labor) who gets why corporations are inherently pathological, and what … Continue reading

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