2009 “a good year to change the world”

Continuing in the theme of reasons to be cheerful in 2009, I’d agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment of School of Everything’s Paul Miller, interviewed on the Guardian’s PDA blog: The UK is a good place to be if you’re doing this kind of thing. There are plenty of socially motivated investors in the UK from…… Continue reading 2009 “a good year to change the world”

“True opportunity appears at the market bottom…”

It’s funny how, like me, people have to caveat finding things to be optimistic about in 2009 with phrases like “I’m not being Pollyanna-ish”. Saying that the Great Disruption may bring good, or at least a lot of opportunities for good things to start, and somehow you feel it’s 1997 and you’re explaining to a…… Continue reading “True opportunity appears at the market bottom…”

Rip it up and grow some

Two posts in me feeds first thing today chime with my rant/ramble yesterday… Mark Earls is feeling feisty about 2009 and the potential for massive postive disruptions as he makes plain in The year that everything changes: Let’s test our ideas and practices against the simple measure: is this just the old map re-written? is…… Continue reading Rip it up and grow some

Cry havoc: Here comes (Oh) Nine…

So, yes, I shut down for a while. Literally and virtually. I’ve had some time going with the flow with my family, for a while doing nothing but that. Wonderful. Then, as Christmas passed, I switched on read-only mode. I read some literature in single sittings, a rare treat that only comes in holidays (The…… Continue reading Cry havoc: Here comes (Oh) Nine…