Getting Your Fair Share

Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised. – Brit Hume

Permaculture has a set of three ethics that serve as a foundation for the principles that guide decision making. These are Earth Care, order People Care and Fair Share. These ethics are the basis of Permaculture philosophy, prostate appropriate to apply to all aspects of life, more about including business. This framework allows us to make informed decisions when there is not a clear best choice. The balance of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share can act together as an ethical gyroscope to inform decision making.

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Scott is a multidiscipline technologist and problem wrangler. His day jobs include writing code for mid-size businesses and startups, consulting on business process for young companies and organizations, and applying permaculture design philosophy wherever it’s appropriate.

Scott is available for limited consultation on a myriad of topics. [email protected]

The Perception of Value

“We are all in the gutter, physician but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

If you are a craftsman trying to make a living selling your products, cialis 40mg here’s some bad news for you:

Value doesn’t sell products. Having the best, being the fastest, and building the highest quality anything doesn’t get you customers, doesn’t make you sales, and doesn’t bring in any cash. In fact, making the best of something often means you will make less money than if you had made something worse.

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Scott is a multidiscipline technologist and problem wrangler. His day jobs include writing code for mid-size businesses and startups, consulting on business process for young companies and organizations, and applying permaculture design philosophy wherever it’s appropriate.

Scott is available for limited consultation on a myriad of topics. [email protected]

Fail Fast, Fail Forwards

To walk we have to lean forward, stuff lose our balance, and begin to fall. We let go, constantly, of the previous stability, falling, all the time, trusting that we will find a succession of new stabilities with each step. The fullest living is a constant dying of the past, enjoying the present fully, but holding it lightly; letting go without clinging and moving freely into new experiences. Our experience of the past and of those dear to us is not lost at all, but remains richly within us. – Robin Skynner

In my practice, I use the phrase “No plan survives first contact with reality” to help people understand that no matter how many details you pack into a design, the universe is proficient and diligent in showing you exactly where the weak points are in your system. Life is chiefly about recovering from non-optimal situations and outright failures.

This is ok, it’s part of the process, and you can’t prevent it. What we can do, is control the damage these failures take.

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Scott is a multidiscipline technologist and problem wrangler. His day jobs include writing code for mid-size businesses and startups, consulting on business process for young companies and organizations, and applying permaculture design philosophy wherever it’s appropriate.

Scott is available for limited consultation on a myriad of topics. [email protected]