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Sources of Meaning: Land

6. May 2012

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Land is a primary source of meaning, unlocking and enable construction of meaning.

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Mapping Towers of Meaning

9. January 2012

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Meaning, I have hypothesized, is constructed as tower like structures: structures that start from a wide base of meanings piled or assembled on top of one another to support higher meanings crowned at the pinnacle by a key meaning that, like a landmark, guides and influences entire aspects of our lives.  But these towers are […]

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Meaning Updated

8. December 2011

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It has almost been a year since I started blogging on the Economy of Meaning and in this article I will revisit questions that started this blog, summarizing and updating what I have written to this point. First, over the previous year, I have grappled with the definition of meaning.  In my approach, I have […]

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Reinterpreting Profit: Constraint not Goal

31. October 2011

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We all know that the primary goal of any company must be to maximize profits, right? Maybe not. James Allworth, in his recent article on the Harvard Business Review, describes how Steve Jobs, together with hundreds of other companies, took a giant step towards creating the company of the future by upending the assumption that […]

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Economy of Meaning: Expanding Consciousness

8. April 2011

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Expansion of consciousness, which comes about through creation and exchange of meaning, is the highest “good” that our economy produces. All other economic activities, in the end, serve this goal.

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Knitting, Bees & Social Dimensions of The Economy of Meaning

26. February 2011

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There are a group of women who gather weekly to knit at the local bookstore I hangout.  I had not thought much about this until recently NPR did an article on the resurgence of knitting. Funny thing was that I was also actively involved in another community, the Bee Guardians, which, though engaged in an […]

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Economy of Meaning: Mediating Physical Existence

24. February 2011

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In the article The Economy of Meaning, I argue that one of the two things meaning does is to mediate our existence in a physical world. So the question becomes, why is such mediation even necessary? At a hundred billion neurons and a hundred trillion synapses (1), the mind of a human being is capable […]

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The Economy of Meaning – The Fifth Economy

10. February 2011

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An economy based on creation and exchange of meaning is rushing to dominate what most of us do for a living. Here we discuss the reasons. Human economy has evolved from hunter-gatherer, to agricultural, to industrial and now to knowledge-based. Each transition has been faster than the transition before it, the most recent transitions being […]

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Economy of Meaning: Finding Your Purpose

26. January 2011

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In my previous post I talked about the new economy that is on the horizon or even being created right now. The purpose of my discussion is not to invent some new theory and be all intellectual about it.  It’s to create a road map for all of us who are looking for the way […]

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Economy of Meaning

24. January 2011

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The Economy of Meaning is where we are headed: an economy focused on the exchange and creation of meaning.

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