March 2014 archive

The Happy Hooker

milk jug doily

Crocheting is my indulgent passion. The repetitive actions focus and still my mind. Crocheting is meditation for me. Making time to simply sit and crochet for a few hours is my bliss. Time ceases to exist. At the end of a session I feel a deep sense of peace and satisfaction knowing that I am […] Read more…

Natural Capital: What gets measured gets managed

nature and man join hands

During our MBA we learn the principle, attributed to Drucker, “what gets measured, gets managed“. Watching the nightly news, we learn that biodiversity is rapidly diminishing. Biodiversity is not measured in our statutory financial statements. Is there a link? The United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) seemed to think so and in 2010 […] Read more…

Honk! Honk!

Operation Flinders Exercise - What a view

Barmy Bush-Chooks (Emus), majestic Wedge-tailed Eagles and laughing Kookaburras are some of the unique birds you expect to hear and, if you are lucky, see in the ruggedly wild Australian Outback Flinders Ranges. But during the September 2011 Operation Flinders Exercise, for the first time ever, the hills were alive with the sound of … […] Read more…

But we HAVE to make a profit!

Business Cartoon

Where does this deep –rooted, parasitic paradigm come from that the driving force for a business must be to make a profit? “But we HAVE to make a profit” is a basic business belief; the dominant driver; an unquestioned given. Mess with this thinking at your peril; as I have found out. “But we HAVE […] Read more…