Although I was a motorcyclist in California for nearly two years nearly twenty years ago, this time around, I’ve only been riding for about two months and would still be considered a novice. When I first purchased a motorcycle in 2002, I bought it in Reno, Nevada and basically learned to ride as I headed over Donner Pass and made my way to the Pacific Coast Highway. …
Half a lifetime ago, about twenty-five years, I got a call from my college buddy, Matt Corbin, who asked if I wanted to drive to Alaska with him and make all sorts of money working the fishing season. At the time, I was living in Orlando, juggling four different jobs as a puppeteer at Disney, a stuntman at Universal, a substitute teacher, and a taxi driver. So I jumped at the opportunity.
I’d really admired Matt in college. He was an amazing guitarist who wrote and recorded his own songs, and although it would be years until I got a…
The basis of what I’ve come to call ABC Squared Economics is having the ability to channel energy toward our external goals in order to develop a more vibrant economy for individuals and the collective. By empowering people with a simple means of directing the flow of their economic energy, the intention is to develop the highest capacity for well-being as individuals and as a collective by more effectively realizing and sharing assets.
The ABC Squared Economics model builds on the four avenues through which people participate in society: the Artistry of life, innovation in Business, engagement through Citizenry, and…
A Fond Farewell To Florida
After my first night of camping and some time alone in nature, I was itching to get a few more miles under me. It wasn’t long before I made my way to the Dixie Highway, US 1. It was a beautiful thing to first set my eyes on the Atlantic Ocean, and even more beautiful to cross over to the A1A and ride along the east coast beaches up to St. Augustine.
Of course, to get onto the barrier islands requires passage over some fairly high bridges, where winds whip harder and gusts really get…
My Musical Motorcycle Journey Begins
While I had been planning for June 4th to be the day I left Sarasota on my motorcycle, Vivian, for a few weeks, my impeccable timing forced me to wait for the postal worker to bring me one last package, rain gear that would allow me to ride in inclement weather. Because I knew that I would be riding through storms that day, I took the morning to do some last minute cleaning and take some time to meditate before I set out on my journey. …
“We’re trying to democratise financial services, to ensure that management and movement of money is a right for all citizens, not the privilege of the affluent.”
– Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
In 2011, I challenged myself to live for a year without using money. I did pretty well considering the daunting challenge of living in a society based on money while not trying to use it, but it wasn’t a perfectly executed endeavor. …
as we participate in business
we establish what we call a market
this is where we need to use our heads
we would be wise if we would hearken
the lessons that history has taught us
as we still continue to learn
what we’re actually capable of
and how we should discern
where we put our attention
and how we find our purpose
how we use our time and talent
so that we can be of service
so we connect with like minds
who like what we have to offer
we look for win/win situations
so that both of us…
Let’s look at how a song can be developed to be an economic instrument through ABC Squared Economics.
Let’s say that I produce a song and release it as a downloadable mp3, a digital product that can be repeatedly downloaded as a residual source of income with no extra labor for me other than telling people about it. Imagine if I could preset all of the variables for how the revenue from this product should be channeled and activate it to automatically transfer those funds to all who are involved.
Just as with most products, digital or otherwise, there is…
The internet is indeed a world wide web, and in order to make the most of it, and use it as an avenue for economic development, we need to make a map of how to get from where we are to where we want to be and how to channel our money so that it can get from where it is to where it needs to be. We need a WeBMaP.
In order to make ABC Squared Economics scalable, we need for people to be able to create a profile and select a primary identity as either an Artist, Business…
The basis of ABC Squared Economics is having the ability to channel energy toward our internal and external goals in order to develop a more vibrant overall economy for individuals and the collective. The New Economy, as outlined in ABC Squared Economics, offers a more holistic realization that the Market Economy does not exist in a vacuum between merely buyer and seller, but in a vast, interdependent network of Artists creating Businesses to establish a more resilient Citizenry in the development of a stronger Community.
By empowering people with a simple means of directing the flow of their economic energy…