Indicators

Just about everybody is business uses indicators. All use lag indicators – sales, margins, the stuff of yesterday. Fewer use lead indicators – web hits, reputation, engagement, and of these I guess most use their lead indicators to predict their lag indicators. In times of stability, that’s fair enough – but what about now, whenContinue reading “Indicators”

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”