Hello, old friend.
Newsflash: I haven’t been writing much lately. Devoting virtually every ‘spare’ minute to a new business venture has a way of interfering with one’s ability to project ramblings into the internet abyss.
I may write again, one day. I genuinely do enjoy it; I just can’t afford the time right now. (Maybe there were some advantages to being a 9-to-5er…) If you’re interested, though, do note that the story I was writing in these pages is far from over. It’s just beginning, as a matter of fact. And if you’d like to follow along, you can do so on…
While those accounts are, in part, devoted to informing people of the services that my fledgling company offers, it’s no secret that they’re also intended to convey the vision for what we’re building, and to document the journey of that pursuit. The dream for ChangeWealth – to re-purpose the power of a scalable enterprise entirely for social good – is, of course, a direct consequence of all the things I’ve written about in this space.
At times, my posts on this site have tackled broad, philosophical matters – but make no mistake that most of the opinions I’ve expressed here have been rooted in simple pragmatism. I believe it’s possible to convert any for-profit business into an engine for community betterment. I believe that doing so will result in that business and its community winning mutually in endless, snowballing fashion. And I believe that devoting one’s livelihood to such a pursuit will be shown to be inherently more rewarding than any measure of financial wealth or corporate status that beckons people to more conventional career paths.
If I’m right about these things, then whatever success my particular venture achieves will pale in comparison to the groundswell to come in this sector known broadly as ‘social enterprise’. My dream/prediction is that in 10, 20 and 30 years, conventional wisdom will gradually stop forcing people to choose between livelihoods of purpose and prosperity. Tomorrow’s economy will demand that employers find a way to offer both.
The pursuit of white-collar nirvana continues… see you elsewhere on the web!