True Work. Practising 24th Century Economics in the 21st Century

I have a confession to make. I’m a Trekkie. My favourite Star Trek movie is First Contact. There’s a scene in that glorious movie where Jean-Luc Picard gives Lily Sloane an insight into 24th Century economics. “The economics of the future is somewhat different. You see, money doesn’t exist in the 24th century. The acquisition of wealth … Continue reading “True Work. Practising 24th Century Economics in the 21st Century”

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

The title of this post is a translated quote from the book, Wind, Sand and Stars. The book is a memoir by the French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist and pioneering aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Here is the text in full. Have you looked at a modern airplane? Have you followed from year to year the … Continue reading “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”

A Short, but Not Necessarily Sweet Introduction

As the ancient proverb goes… “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. The takeaway from Laozi’s famous proverb is of course that everything, no matter how long or difficult has a starting point. And, I guess that getting started is the single most important step you can take at the beginning of … Continue reading “A Short, but Not Necessarily Sweet Introduction”