We are the standards we set

I wrote this blog precisely a year ago. So much has changed, but so little has not. After 300 years of the a capitalist approach to life, the dogma we have developed has become so entrenched we often don’t notice it. Growth, efficiency, shareholder rights, returns. Life defined in financial terms. This has become soContinue reading “We are the standards we set”

Scale kills Craft

The challenge with craft is scale. Products, services, art created through intense focus and love, often one at a time. Each piece in one way or another signed by its creator through small differences, flaws, textures. Each one an original, a memory and a collectible, limited in number by the capacity of the creator. TheContinue reading “Scale kills Craft”

Humpty 2.0?

This is an important question, but not popular. Everything in nature operates in cycles, including us and our businesses. Times change faster than businesses. The average lifespan of a business, has fallen from around 60 years sixty years ago to 18 years today. You will outlive several of the businesses you work for. Humpty 1.0Continue reading “Humpty 2.0?”