Rule #1…

I have, for Just NOW, Found It, been exposed to it, like it!

My current fave quote, heard, this week, that satisfies my ‘but why?’ and wherefores and questions, regarding questions I have on root issue(s) with modern capitalism, growing inequality gap, lowering customer service, low wages, continuing oppression, etc., etc., etc.

Perhaps, just a big reach, really.

Perhaps, I’m just ‘only seeing what I wish to see’ and bending it to MEAN what I think is really going on/wish to see as ‘reality’…

I’m open to all these possibilities – for I’m not infallible, nor am I the brightest crayon in the box nor am I a rocket scientist.

I’m not even an expert in any field in which I work or play…

“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”

Neils Bohr

I’ve never been qualified for any of my ‘that turned out well’ endeavors – not that I create much of anything new, really.

I just go back to old stuff, with a stubborness, and against all ‘conventional wisdom’ that makes folks think it’s ‘refreshing/new”.

Most of what I do is NOT NEW! It’s a blend of the old ways of doing things, with an adjustment for new information and perhaps, here and there, using some new tools….

But overall, it somehow FEELS/SEEMS new and/or old/safe/comforting because what folks really want, but what they are comfortable with, is not often said/addressed outloud?

I don’t claim to know – so take my musings for what they are worth –

Don’t feel qualified? Nobody does.
You can only be qualified to do that which you have already accomplished or trained for.
Anything new is accomplished by unqualified people.”

James Clear

Okay, with that preamble/disclaimer/etc., here’s the scoop on a line I heard, that for a moment in time, ‘all became clear to me!” –

Just for a moment – upon reflection, it doesn’t fit everything, not really.

But for now? The best I’ve got to refer to – fiction or not… LOL

How to Build an Empire or Company or Wealth

“Rule #1 – NEVER risk your own money.” –

from series, “Halt and Catch Fire

Eight little words – (if you spell them out/count the symbols)…

One fictional line, which is so much more concise and elegant than what I’ve suspected and written about, talked about, griped about, ad nauseum, seems to ‘sum it up’ for me, overall – on what the real problem is on many fronts….

FICTION comes to my rescue!

Allows me to believe, I might truly have a glimmer on the “Why?”, of WTF continues to go on, century after century –

For just now….

I truly STILL believe, if someone only invests to ‘get’ out of anything invested in, without RISKING anything of theirs? Time, resources? etc.?

Bad things happen, over and over and over….

TGIF afternoon Toast

I lift my TGIF glass to the dreamers, the optimists, the idealists, the change makers, the diplomats, the collaborators – ALL who have placed their bet, have ‘skin in a game’ often controlled by and played by those who don’t risk their own skins…. not really.

To those who risk themselves, and not just others, to try and build a world that holds the space for more than just ‘them/what they want’ to inhabit?

To you? I say – Cheers!

4 thoughts on “Rule #1…”

  1. Very good wordcraft.

    I love this one

    Don’t feel qualified? Nobody does.
    You can only be qualified to do that which you have already accomplished or trained for.
    Anything new is accomplished by unqualified people.”

    This is so true once you think you have arrived you stop growing
    Then on this one of not risking your own money 😂😂😂😂
    I’m not sure about that ,i think you should do another post on that alone.
    But other you are a gifted writer

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    1. Thanks. The first quote from James Clear. The second one set the whole thought train of in my head. And yes you are correct. I could write a whole treatise in that rule observed by the Titans of Business


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