100 True Fans

A rule of thumb in the indie business world is that you need 1,000 true fans to make a decent living. True fans are those people with whom your work and your voice really resonate. They believe in you and what you’re doing and are always curious to find out what...

The Economics of Happiness

I’m visiting my friend Kristin and pick up a book she is reading called the The Economics of Happiness.  It’s a critique of the way our economic system measures value and calls for a redefinition of genuine wealth. “Our values, principles and beliefs...

When You Lay a Golden Egg: 1st Telling

I am a lover of fables and morality tales.  They exist in every culture and their purpose is to teach wisdom.  I thought I would try my hand at reinterpreting a traditional fable for our times so here is my stab at The Goose That Laid a Golden Egg. Once upon a time...

When You Lay a Golden Egg: Capitalist Version

Once upon a time there was a little hen who lived in a hen house with all the other chickens. And they would peck little, cluck a little, peck a little, cluck a little all day long. Every morning the farmer’s wife would come and reach under the hens to collect their...