Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bonsai, Bodegas, and Boredom – 2 The Bodega Conundrum

In wrestling with the concept of constant growth (Fundamental Principle 11: The Bonsai Effect) in nature, a potential conundrum in looking at the business world through the same lens came to mind. The Small Business Administration reports that in the US there are … Continue reading

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Bonsai, Bodegas, and Boredom: 1 The Bonsai Effect [FP]

A few years ago I rekindled my interest in growing bonsai (‘tree-in-pot’) as a pastime.  I say rekindled, as I once had a bonsai tree (purchased) in the early 1970’s that I promptly showered with benign neglect that eventually led … Continue reading

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Integrity 4 – The Finishing Touch [FP]

“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man”  – William Shakespeare, Hamlet. Probably the best statement of Fundamental Principle 10 is this: Integrity: The … Continue reading

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Integrity 3 – It’s Practiced [FP]

“Adversity doesn’t develop character – it reveals it” – Unknown (but smart) author. Our integrity is (Fundamental Principle 10), Our conscious decision and discipline to own our values and principles and to hold ourselves accountable to them. Most of the time … Continue reading

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