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Work

Why Do You Work?

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I promise, Manton, Daniel and I did not coordinate this – I think sometimes synchronicity just happens.

In last weeks newsletter I asked the question

Why Do You Work?

A reply post will be available this Saturday.

There have been some great answers, but that is not the reason for this post.

Manton Reece – the brain behind Micro Blog 1 and Daniel Jalkut – the brain behind Red Sweater 2 have a weekly podcast called Core Intuition. This week I learned that they have been running their podcast for twelve years. A remarkable feat even of itself. Both of them are independent developers and this week the conversation turned to employment. A really nice discussion between two professionals that wrestle with following their dreams and passions, while balancing the need to put bread on the table.

Have a listen – you won’t regret it and very pertinent to the discussion ‘Why Do You Work’.

Footnotes

1] If you want to see MicroBlog working in the real world, my web site – John.Philpin.Com is powered by MicroBlog.

2] If you want to see Red Sweater working in the real world, that’s a little harder – but Daniel has a superb product called Mars Edit that I am using to write and post this article. Seriously. If you are a Mac user that writes a blog – you should be using Mars Edit.

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Learning

Philosophy Week

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Part 2 of my conversation with Cristina DiGiacomo, M.S. goes live at 5 am Pacific Standard Time on Monday 23rd. You are going to love it. Hell, we loved it so much that when we finished – we just kept going – you’ll see what I mean.

Part One – if you want to catch up first.

And it’s not as if there is a theme going here BUT – later on in the week, part 1 of my conversation with Tim Walters Ph.D., goes live.

It must be philosophy in the workplace week!

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People First

A Hidden Side Of One Of Our Podcast Guests

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People First

A People First Update

People First has a big vision and is moving forward on a variety of initiatives. Life is too short to record it all in detail here … so I am choosing to reference a few (in alphabetical order);

  • (The) Business Of Identity
  • CH-MRC
  • Digital Puerto Rico
  • IndieWeb
  • Internet Identity Workshop
  • Lost Identity

Some are large far-reaching initiatives some are small ideas. Some I am just interested in, others I am helping get established. I believe all are designed to help ‘move the can down the road’ in different ways. (The can being that which we each need to move forward to create a better world where people and their humanity are not afterthoughts but at the center of thinking, decisions and action.

And that human-centered perspective got me to thinking about people – and their stories.

So, in parallel with these initiatives, we are also pivoting the site, including moving the blog front and center and dropping the ‘WhoWhatWhenWhereWhyHow’ pages to a supporting role on the site.

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We are also announcing the introduction of a new theme of posts categorized as ‘Travels Without Charley’ – tipping cap, doffing hat, nodding head vigorously towards one John Steinbeck.