I’ve been reading a lot of business-y types of books lately. To be honest though, I usually can’t get through them too well.. Jasper starts crying or there’s something/one I need to attend to- and with those kinds of books I think you need a good chunk of time to be able to absorb them. The one that I’m reading right now is called ‘Business and the Buddha- Doing Well by Doing Good’ by Lloyd Field. Not since ‘Craft Inc.’ have I flown through a book this fast! It’s so cool to read something that reinforces your ideals and ethics. I’ve tried to do business straight from my heart, always thinking how what I do can benefit others- weather it be employing mama’s to do some piece work for me or giving away a doll to a little one that is in love with her. My goal has always been to have bamboletta help out as many people as possible, locally and sustainably. Financially, if this means that John can stay home and we work together and I can afford to send my kids to the Waldorf school – I’m happy. I don’t need much. Profit has never been my goal.
Here’s an excerpt from the book;
‘No longer can any business-big or small- afford to focus solely on profit. Real assessment of a business’s worth must take into account its consideration of human values and the realities of our shared planet.’
On to something totally different. John, myself and the kids have been ‘scrumping’ blackberries these past few days. John has had a few days off and we’ve been driving around country roads finding blackberry bushes and just going to town on them. We’ve been able to fill a few freezer bags so far- a tasty treat for when the snow sets in. Ohh, there are few things I love more then blackberry and apple crumble! With custard of course.
What John has done on his days off. Ack! I’m making him Apple Blackberry Crumble tonight!
** I am so sad that I missed the Radiohead concert last night, like really, really sad. I’ve been watching this over and over again..sniff**
**I think Olympic speedwalking has surpassed Tour de France as sport of choice, have any of you seen this competetion, I mean is this for real? I LOVE it! I would imagine Prince doing really well at it! I’m sure the latest race will be on YouTube tomorrow. **