It’s important because it might fail

"If you're doing something that might not work, then you're doing something important." - Seth Godin I love that quote. It means most of us who are using our time and energy aren't really working on something important. We are conditioned to not risk, to seek the certain path, the one that works because everyone else has … Continue reading It’s important because it might fail

Nature: “I’m going to get my way”

I haven't held a job or "earned a living" in nearly 5 years. Instead, I've founded or co-founded multiple startups while running Copiosis mostly full time. This has allowed me to "check out" on mainstream, corporate life: the hustle, the pace, the consumption, the 9-5, bosses, office politics, butt-kissers, etc. It's been a wondrous, priceless experience. … Continue reading Nature: “I’m going to get my way”

Why anger can’t create lasting change

I recently attended, only briefly, a"$15 minimum wage" rally near my home in Portland. About 65 people showed up. They were of various backgrounds and age groups, but most of them represented the working class. What they also shared was an anger towards the status quo and resistance towards what they believe is something that must change "now". … Continue reading Why anger can’t create lasting change

How not to do it

Good golly. They got so close. Those focusing on systemic change often point to Northern Europe for evidence that change is possible. Sometimes evidence from Northern Europe teaches a better lesson: how to not do it. While Icelanders approved their crowdsourced constitution created shortly after the Great Recession, the powerful and the elite came in as … Continue reading How not to do it