Good Ideas for April 3: The Map’s where it’s At

Today's video gave me a chance to reflect on the movement that many of us are undertaking at the moment: from Panic, to Purpose, and ultimately to Planning. Panic, of course, is where a lot of us have been lately -- "What's going on?  All these people are looking for help??!  What can I do?? … Continue reading Good Ideas for April 3: The Map’s where it’s At

Good Ideas for April 2: Business survival, connection opportunities, and Eat Your Vegetables (or something like that)

Sometimes, when you're a mom, you can't help but Mom.  Today's video started with a reminder to get some exercise, which is... hysterical coming from me.  As I noted, my preferred workout could be described as the Run, Pant, Stagger triathlon.  Especially when choking on pollen.  So don't expect any yoga videos on Wise Economy … Continue reading Good Ideas for April 2: Business survival, connection opportunities, and Eat Your Vegetables (or something like that)

Good Idea for April 1 (without fools): Census Day edition

Hi, all.  After the high-level thinking challenge presented by yesterday's Good Ideas post, today's is simple: Today is Census Day -- the date that the U.S. Census is supposed to represent. Census questions ask you about where you live, who is in your household, etc.  as of April 1, 2020.  Of course, lots of Census … Continue reading Good Idea for April 1 (without fools): Census Day edition

Good Ideas for March 31: featuring flowers and avoiding unintended consequences

Today's video used a few broken-stemmed hyacinths to make a point about things that seem to be healthy but end up not being strong enough to withstand the storm We have unfortunately received a pretty unavoidable object lesson about the limits on our small businesses' resilience -- and learned that even a short term loss … Continue reading Good Ideas for March 31: featuring flowers and avoiding unintended consequences

Pandemic Good Ideas update, March 27, 2020

Hi, all.  As I noted yesterday, I will temporarily shift this blog from my usual Deeeep Thoughts to a more practical sharing of simple updates and what I'm calling Good Ideas -- practical measures that you, your business, your business community and your organizations can do right now to help address the crisis, particularly the … Continue reading Pandemic Good Ideas update, March 27, 2020

Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: White (elite) saviors fail most of the time

I am currently preparing a revision to my first book, The Local Economy Revolution: What's Changed and How You Can Help.  I decided to update it to capture some of the things I've learned since it was first published in 2013.  Look for the new and improved version later this year. The centerpiece of that … Continue reading Wise Economy Manifesto 3.0: White (elite) saviors fail most of the time