13 posts from month 10/2009

My Utopia Exists. You’re Surfing It Right Now.

I Need You photp by: Icloss [tweetmeme]Does this sound like your ideal community? It's pretty damn close to mine.

1. Constantly growing organically

The web consists of millions of pages, and it grows by the moment. A page can be added by anyone, anywhere. Hyperlinks are what connects these millions of pages and they can be created by anyone, anywhere. The web is constantly growing and interconnecting as the many small pieces (pages) are joining together (via hyperlinks) as they see fit.

2. Decentralized

No one is in charge of the web. There is no one to fix it and no one to thank for it.

3. Commitment-free

You have complete control over the time you spend on the web. You can move at your own pace and explore what you want, when you want.

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Thinking You Need to Accept It? That’s So Conventional.

Closed Doors [tweetmeme]

Door A: "Either" accept the world as it is

This is conventional thinking. It's a self-reinforcing lesson that life is about accepting unattractive and unpleasant trade-offs. e.g., Either you are an artist and know little about business or you are an economist and have no understanding of creativity, art, culture and growth.

Door B: "Or" accept the world as it is

This is conventional thinking. It's seeing all aspects of life as an "either/or" exchange. Life is full of dichotomies, and you just need to pick the lesser of two evils.

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One Week ‘Till We Meetup in Tdot

TorontoSubway [tweetmeme] There are still 2 empty chairs at dinner with me and 8 other Innerpreneurs in Toronto next Monday. If your in Toronto, why not stop by and have some delicious Southern Italian food and great conversation. I'm confident you'll get value from the night.

Toronto Meet-up

Monday, November 2, 2009, 7:30 PM EST at Terroni restaurant 57 Adelaide St. E. RSVP here

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Discover Your Future One Day At A Time

build your path one day at a time [tweetmeme] There's a whole lot of shit that you can't control, but you can control how you respond to it. Adaptability is more than simply rolling with the punches -- it's about being able to calmly, intelligently and readily respond to circumstances. As a business owner, it's important for you to be able to collect yourself and take control of whatever situation your way. A self-sustaining business is one that is proactive. Don't wait for all the chips to fall before reacting.

But keep your eyes on the prize

Keep your long-term goals in mind,

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What Being an Innerpreneur Means to Me (And Only Me)

InnerpreneurWord [tweetmeme] I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, I did not make the word Innerpreneur up. I was only drawn to it once upon a time ago (early 2007) when I was starting my business. I saw the book Karma Queens, Geek Gods and Innerpreneurs in the bookstore and despite the fact that I had little interest in the book’s overall themes, I bought it. I was compelled by the term, Innerpreneur, and intrigued by the people it described. It spoke to me. I connected with it. I didn’t totally understand what being an Innerpreneur meant but I found truth in it.

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