Posts Tagged ‘thinking’

It’s not that I don’t like people

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The other day Chris Guillebeau at The Art of Noncomformity posted a really interesting article about social networking for introverts. It really struck me because I tend toward being introverted myself. And in one of the comments, someone said something that really resonated with me. Nicole from Just Make It Better noted that someone she knew would say

It’s not that I don’t like being around people, it’s just that I prefer to be around the ones that I like.

And that pretty much explains me.

I am good at conversation and I enjoy being around people, the catch is I have to like them to have a good time. In the past I have been told that I can be a bit standoff-ish or unfriendly, to which I say, I am neither, it’s just that I have to know you first. Chris says in his article that […]

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Social media makes us approachable

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
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Photo credit Matt Hamm

I have been thinking a lot lately about how social media has changed how we communicate. But not in the way you might think. It is obvious that sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter have changed the game, but not only have these platforms made everyone connected in simple, straight forward and immediate way, I think they have also made the majority of people more accessible and approachable. Of course this has some obvious downsides like spam and stalkers, but now our worlds are much smaller and people who would have otherwise been unable to be contacted can now be located and contacted in less than a minute. Obviously, this has downsides too, but I’m focusing on the positive aspects. In a way, it has leveled the playing field for everyone since there are all […]

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Are business ethics gone these days?

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

I know there are some business owners who take their responsibility seriously. Meaning they are interested in more than making a quick buck.

There are many people who want to make a difference, people who recycle, people who make environmentally responsible decisions, etc. But businesses are where the real difference can be made. Unfortunately, most business decisions are based on dollars and cents. Meaning buying things for the cheapest cost, regardless of how they were produced, where they were made, if they are sustainable, etc.

It is frustrating, because if big business (or even small business) got behind these ideas, a real positive change could occur. Unfortunately, it’s only a very small percentage who think like this. And even more unfortunately, small business owners who may make the “right” decision, have to make the wrong one because cost is truly a major concern.

More people of power need to start thinking in a sustainable way.