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Business that's good

Business and the highest human good—Thoughts, observations and musings on how business can contribute to human flourishing, or what Aristotle called eudaimonia.

The Secret to Work That I Learned During the Financial Crisis

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As a business owner I’m expected to love what I do because to many people owning a business is a dream that comes true for a select few. Of course, I did love my work for many years, but increasingly the business began to feel like a burden that I wanted to unload. Then the financial crisis of 2008 hit and changed everything I understood about work. Read more about The Secret to Work That I Learned During the Financial Crisis

Video: Seth Godin on Why Business Leaders Should Think Like Artists

In this video Seth Godin chats with Bryan Elliot about his thoughts on business and art.

I know Seth is popular, but I have a confession to make. I have always liked Seth's thinking, but have tended to avoid his work because of all the raving fans. I got turned off by all the corporate marketing zombies spouting Purple Cow madness. That said, I think Seth's work is moving away from marketing tips and tricks and towards helping people realize what work can be like in a world where people have intrinsic worth. The following clip is long, but I found it worth the time. What do you think?


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Video: African Ingenuity or How To Fix A Flat Without A Patch

I'm always amazed by the ingenuity of people, especially those who do not have much to work with. The following clip is typical of the intelligence and resourcefulness of Africans on a day-to-day basis. It is also heartbreaking and humbling (to me at least) to see how hard the poor must work to just keep life going. Kudos to these men!

[HT: AfriGadget]


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