Calling the Banners

Calling the Banners

  A brand is a closed system. It can be a country, a company, a relationship, or just a little system of one - waving its own little banner. We identify with a brand through symbols that represent what we value. Colours and objects and actions represent what we hold dear. What we are as [...]

Gold, Wheels and Empires of Dust

Gold, Wheels and Empires of Dust

UTOPIA Here's the rub about money: if we all spent lavishly every day, and no one saved for an economic winter, then there would never be an economic winter. An economic warm summer forever. We'd all spend and enjoy, and take turns working and resting. But it doesn't happen. Never. Instead of eternal summer we [...]

Bitcoin Barbarians Update

Bitcoin Barbarians Update

Thank you for all the retweets and shares of the song Bitcoin Barbarians. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqbScnkmf0s A lot of barbarians are joining the throngs running for the gates. A lot of peasants are happily opening those gates, and there is a flood of new businesses and media surrounding the cryptocurrency. At this time the infrastructure is being [...]

Gold Rises as the Empire Wags the Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KD4B2OqSP0 There's a certain order we expect to experience in the world. We see it and know all is well. Normal. When the normal order is disrupted, and we see something like a tail wagging a dog instead of the other way around, it's time to take a second look at that particular dog. Or [...]

Helplessly Hoping – Gold Falls Down

Helplessly Hoping – Gold Falls Down

The price of gold and silver have dropped suddenly and people are feeling anxious. It matches this music well. Marshall MacLuhen said all technology is an extension of us. My guitar is a form of technology and is an extension of my arm. And not just my arm, but my emotions; a way of reading [...]

Where Does Power Reside?

Power resides only where men believe it resides. [...] A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow - George R.R. Martin - Clash of Kings  The world is speeding up, and empires are rising and falling. Gold is changing hands and the [...]