All posts by “Richard H Merrick

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Artisans and Alchemy

Businesses built on convention harness scientific management thinking. Models, evidence, plans, design. When we know what we want to do, it works well. We can target demographics, map competition, measure acceptance. Make sure the client is getting what they want better from us than from… Read More

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Artisans and Independence

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Self-Reliance As we leave the industrial era behind, perhaps rather more rapidly than we thought a few months ago thanks to… Read More

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Do not Recycle…

I had another blog planned for today with more on my views the importance of artisans. It will wait until tomorrow. Sometimes, things appear before us that trigger a thought that has to be expressed. As I was making my dutifully healthy breakfast of muesli… Read More