Lean Technology

Lean technology is technology for well-being and sustainability. The sustainability movement is often accused of being opposed to technology but the opposite is more true. Sustainability is tech-savvy and makes use of technology where it is appropriate to sustain a better, simpler way of life. It would be foolish to think all technology is bad … Read more

The ideal business

The ideal business is small, simple and circular. Small Businesses get big for a number of reasons but those reasons are for one ultimate purpose, to get higher return on capital. Big businesses, however, do not enhance the well-being of people and planet as much as small businesses. Some businesses, by their very nature, need to … Read more

Green Growth

Isn’t that an oxymoron? The Green Growth Advisory Group were asked to report to the Government on how to develop green economic growth, especially through increased exports. ‘Green growth’ is an oxymoron. A positive trade balance certainly increases economic growth but there is no such thing as green economic growth. There is also no point … Read more

Bigger is not better

Bigger is not better – Farmers Market

Farmers Markets are evidence that bigger is not better – whereas smaller and simpler are. Farmers markets directly connect producers of food with consumers. These simple, effective transactions unwind the complex system of efficiencies and ‘economies’ which make modern markets unsustainable. Effectiveness versus efficiency The smaller farms are, the greater their yield. This discovery was … Read more