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The Zen Garden How To | Minimalist Hobbies Series

Source: WindRiver on Flickr.

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.“ — Camile Pissarro In my research of the most minimalist hobbies, I found the Zen Garden, often called the Japanese Rock Garden. Here’s a great explanation from Ono Kenkichi and Walter Edwards: Bilingual Dictionary of Japanese Garden Terms, and Gunter Nitschke, Le Jardin […]

Thomas Jefferson’s Approach to Self Sufficient Living

This is the Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's self sufficient plantation. 
Source: Tony Fischer Photography on Flickr

America’s Loss of Economic Independence    Self sufficiency is a lifestyle that’s become increasingly foreign as America advanced from it’s early Agrarian society, progressing through the Industrial Revolution and into the current Information Age. There’s a number of things that contributed to the loss of economic individualism; factory work took away the multifaceted, broad range […]

Human Capital Management: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was a genius in the realm of human capital management. His team of muckers - case and point.

Case Study: Thomas Edison Source: Cea on Flickr Thomas Edison,  Human Capital Genius “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Thomas Edison is regarded by many as a remarkable inventor, having produced massive volumes of the most innovative creations science had ever seen at the time. He broke the world record for patents, […]