12 posts from month 08/2009

It’s Not ‘Hippie’ Business, At Least Not in the Way You Mean


Somewhere in between the stereotype and the truth

'Hippies' are often associated with a removal from 'the real world'. They're blissed out, unaware of the true realities of how our society actually functions. It's all planting trees, doing sun salutations and blowing bubbles. Often times their points of view are far left, viewing economic and political freedom as an evil -- seeing it as the source of most of the world's problems. The corporate drones must be stopped. Unrestricted wealth pollutes absolutely.

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Value Pricing Your Service Business: Establishing a Payment Structure

exchange Call it what you will -- value pricing, karma pricing, pay-what-it's-worth pricing -- any way you cut it, not having a price is not normal. Letting your customers set your price is very unorthodox. And yes, it makes people uncomfortable. As far as I can tell, it's hardly ever done. I learned about the idea from author Phillip Dignan, and in the last 6 months I've learned that Radiohead and a few restaurants use the model, as well as a web developer in India and a business consultant in England. And there's also a woodworker in America that is experimenting with it... and then there's me.

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It Felt Right at the Time

regret We all make mistakes, we can't control the fact that we are imperfect. How we react to those mistakes, however, is ours to determine.

Useless regret

It's easy to look back and chastise your Self for the choices you made -- for the words you 'shouldn't' have used or the actions you 'shouldn't' have taken. We beat our Self up for hurting others, for being misguided in our actions, for being wrong. We wonder how we cold have been so stupid and we wish we could go back in time and undo what was done.

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Innerpreneur Spotlight: Adam King

august innerpreneur spotlight Adam King

Adam King Maker of Japanese-inspired Furniture Adam King Studio Follow Adam on Twitter

I am:

Considered an abnormal person who defies convention simply because it’s convention. I’ve never liked the status quo and have gone to great lengths to avoid taking that path.

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What I’ve Learned from the Tao Te Ching


The truth on the art of living

These are direct excerpts from Stephen Lam's English translation of the Tao Te Ching. The headers are my take on the whole thing.

On being

The more truly solitary we are, the more compassionate we can be. The more we let go of what we love, the more present our love becomes.

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