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Buckminster Fuller was very accurate in predicting the future that we were living into, and he always designed for ‘optimum livability’ … not just designing to provide living space at a marketable price. Take the ‘Old Man River’ residential living project … Continue reading
I remember reading a headline a short while ago from India, and it read “World’s First Billion Dollar Home”. I must admit my disbelief … how could anyone spend one billion dollars building a house, this seemed unimaginable, until I … Continue reading
Years ago I read an article that said it will not be aged pensions or ‘super’ funds (lack of funding) that bankrupts developed countries; it would be the inability to fund their health-care systems that would bankrupt countries. I often … Continue reading
What Will Steve Jobs Be Remembered For? Steve Jobs will definitely be remembered for some of the most innovative products the twentieth and twenty-first century ever witnessed. My first memory of my introduction to the MacIntosh computer was around 1980 … Continue reading
So my strategy with Facebook and I do enjoy the part of catching up with family goings on, is that I now logon, have a look round and then log off.
I am staggered how much time some people spend on Facebook … it’s now the Web’s Ultimate TIME SINK … and it’s growing by the month. Continue reading
Australia has just terminated Kevin Rudd as it’s prime minister and replaced him with Julia Gillard as Australia’s first ever female prime minister, but what relevance does that event really have? Invariably the “power brokers” have their way and often one persons political career is ended.
These people of integrity cannot back down, or take a side step. It is not in their making and we have seen that today in Australia as the prime ‘ministership’ changed hands. Continue reading
The definition of “wealth” according to Buckminster Fuller is “the number of days forward you can continue to live (at your current standard of living) if you stopped working today”.
Making money is vastly different to creating wealth. We are now seeing a “correction” in the global marketplace with a swing to sustainable green investments and practices … that do indeed produce both wealth and money. Continue reading
Today we spend over 2 1/2 times the amount of money we need to provide a very high standard of living for everyone on our planet, just to ensure that the naughty, the bad, the wrong person doesn’t get more than they should. Sounds insane that we are spending more than 2 1/2 times more money so that we don’t have what we all want. And the critical point is that since around 1970 this is no longer integrity, i.e. it no longer works. Continue reading
Initially I thought NOTHING in common, then I thought of a program I saw years ago that looked at Warren Buffett’s life, his business Berkshire Hathaway in particular of which he is Chairman, and his philosophy of success.
This morning I was looking at some of those philosophies and how we could apply some to Your Healthy Planet.com and it’s Ethical Marketplace. The one in particular is that Warren and his business partner have never taken a salary at all and have become two of the wealthiest men in the world from the dividends they earn. Continue reading
When I first heard the phrase “unevident selfishness” I felt something ‘hit me’ in the gut … and I stopped the CD to listen again. “People appearing as though they care, and doing good things”, but according to the presenter, the late R Buckminster Fuller in reality they are actually selfish, and doing their best to conceal it.
People interested in bettering their own position.
Isn’t that what we should be doing in our life? I’m sure most would agree, however when you understand there is abundance available, enough for everyone on our planet to be living the lifestyle of a billionaire then it is no longer integrity, (ie it no longer works) and that is what Fuller is saying. Continue reading