Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Spinning on from yesterday

If you read my blog entry for yesterday and the comments following it, you might have noticed links from Roberta and AbiSomeone.


I followed them up and read them.  Roberta's links were to a blog called Naked Capitalism, which I found very interesting, and she mentioned two entries in particular but didn't link directly to them, so it took me a minute or two to track them down.  In case you didn't have the patience to do that, you can get to them directly here and and here.  I found the second article also spoke compellingly to some of my puzzlement about marketing and self-promotion, engendering thoughts about trusting community rather than narrow media channels.   AbiSomeone gave us a link to the Kruse Kronicle's post quoting at some length from a article by Bruce Wydick in Christianity Today.  You can read the full article here, and again I found it very helpful.  Alice Yaxley linked us to this article by James Kwak. In his helpful and thoughtful articl her links us to the 99% tumblr - which you can find here and which again provokes reflection indeed!  Paula sent me a link to this article in the Daily Bell, via Facebook, giving a different perspective again.  If you read up that lot I guarantee you will be better and more intelligently informed about OccupyWallStreet than most!


And finally: I thought you might also be encouraged and cheered, as I was, by this inspiring and intelligent video about Richard Heinberg's constructive approach to the times we live in, here.  I love it.  I could watch it over and over.  Does my heart good.  Way to go.

6 comments:

mostlymotley said...

Your post yesterday touched a nerve for me, as I think I could describe myself as a thoroughly disillusioned marketer and I heartily sympathised with your attitude to self-promotion.
Then, as chance would have it, this morning I found this blog http://shrinkingvioletpromotions.blogspot.com/
and thought of you.
I don't know if it's of any help, but at least it seems to be written very honestly and who knows, it might have a few gems to glean.
Good luck. For what it's worth, having spent a very long time in marketing, I'd now just advise anybody to just be yourself. Anything else hurts.

Alice Y. said...

Loving the Heinberg video! A really good mix of truth and gentle wisdom. Thanks for linking that.

Ember said...

Love that Shrinking Viloet promotions blog, mostlymotley! I'll pass it on! And your advice makes sense to me.

Alice - fab isn't it!

Ember said...

Tsk. 'Violet', even. I have no idea what a Viloet is.

paula said...

The Heinberg video is great, Pen. Thank you. I hope you browsed around and noticed this video about clothing within a local "fibershed":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEJmXmTFpMg&feature=relmfu

Ember said...

Hey, Paula :0)
Yes - I saw the fiber-shed video when it was posted on Facebook - so beautiful and inspirational!