Thursday, 20 May 2010

Should we be afraid, very afraid? US Debt & Inflation Documentary

'Meltup is a new documentary about how the U.S. economy is at the beginning stages of a currency crisis that will ultimately lead to hyperinflation.

The National Inflation Association is pleased to announce the release of 'Meltup', a new nearly one-hour documentary about how the U.S. economy is at the beginning stages of a currency crisis that will ultimately lead to hyperinflation.

NIA believes Meltup is the most important economic documentary ever produced in world history. The Second American Revolution has begun! Please share this documentary with all of your friends and family members!

Meltup features Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers, Tom Woods, and others. The documentary proves through facts and statistics how hyperinflation in the U.S. is now inevitable and how Americans could soon see the end of entitlement programs they have become dependent on to live and survive.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

What is the purpose of Business in the 21C?

Having just come across a video from respected internet entrepreneur, John Reese, I found myself asking questions about the purpose of BUSINESS

If you have 15 minutes or so, please take a look at the video at OutsourceForce - $2/hour Power Formula (and no, it's not an affiliate link!)

If you do not have the time to watch it, as the name suggests, it deals with outsourcing as much as possible of your business in a global economy so that you have "little cheques going out but big cheques coming in".

John's analysis is entertaining (it's worth watching for his comparison of the Siegfried & Roy business model with that of Blue Man Group!) and informative.

John's formula emphasizes methods which have underpinned a system of global economic wealth rather than global economic health.

In the 21st century, I feel that business should be about finding ways to make the world fairer, more sustainable, more ethical, more socially responsible in a GLOBAL economy.  And as much as my mind cannot find fault with John's analysis, my heart has a problem with it.

With the current global economic situation being as precarious as it is, does the energy and innovation of business leaders, entrepreneurs and gurus need to be guided in new directions?  With the knowledge, hindsight and resources now available to look at problems and their solutions globally rather than unilaterally, I wonder whether there is the will to work towards a paradigm shift in attitudes...
* see Huffington Post review of The Zeitgeist Movement: Envisioning A Sustainable Future
* see Stephen Fry's post and comments about the UK 2010 election
* listen to Gary Hamel "ReManaging Management" on BBC World Service Global Business
-- "shareholders do not create wealth, employees create wealth"
-- "Apple has reinvented 4 different industries - music, retailing, computing & mobile phones.  Larry Ellison of Oracle said of Apple 'they seem to have the mind of engineers and the heart of artists'"

Leave your thoughts below whilst I'm gathering mine!