Lots of things have transpired this week. I have made several connections and had a couple of good conversations.
This the connection
I connected with David Gaddy, a consultant and motivational speaker here in Austin this past week. He is also an artist and a very creative guy. He spoke a couple of weeks ago at the Launch Pad Job Club. He spoke about scarcity and abundance. The basic premise was that you can look at every situation as a barrier(scarcity ) or an opportunity (abundance). I am going to meet with him again this week and help him get a website going.
This is the traffic
Roman and I joined the youth of the Anderson this past Saturday on a trip to the San Antonio Temple. As always the temple is a good experience. After the temple we went to Chris Madrids. The traffic in Stone Oak, the neighborhood around the temple, is so much worse than when we lived there. The lack of planning is astounding. Just not enough roads getting out of that place.
This is the water.
Getting clean water is a stuggle for most humans on this planet. Having spent 14 months without running water or electricity, I came to understand about how difficult it is to gather and purify water. I found a group called abundantwater.org that is trying to educate people in third world countries to make ceramic/potter filters. Pretty cool Idea I am going to see what I might be able to do to help. We all need to do something.
This is one the Conversation.
I found a lady on twitter that is psychologist and a business consultant. Here name is Anne Perschel. She posted a link to an article in the New Yorker about business consultants. It was interesting because she referenced Fredrick W Taylor, regarded as the father of modern day business consulting.
She is very articulate and has a good handle on the way management needs to be thinking. She also asked me for ideas on what to write to the New Yorker in response to the article.
And as an added bonus I have added new Sexy Bookmarks to the bottom of every post.