August 28th, 2020

Enough?

The late Jack Bogle of the Vanguard Group wrote in 2008 a marvellous book titled Enough. 

I offer here the chapter titles:

"Too Much Cost, Not Enough Value"
"Too Much Speculation, Not Enough Investment"
"Too Much Complexity, Not Enough Simplicity"
"Too Much Counting, Not Enough Trust"
"Too Much Business Conduct, Not Enough Professional Conduct"
"Too Much Salesmanship, Not Enough Stewardship"
"Too Much Focus on Things, Not Enough Focus on Commitment"
"Too Many Twenty-first Century Values, Not Enough Eighteenth-Century Values"
"Too Much 'Success,' Not Enough Character"

Not much more to be said, eh?

But then again, in my time in the trenches, I've not seen many business owners check their conscience and invite a question bearing on Enough. Instead, they're much more interested in business as usual, namely, I want it now and I want lots more of it — i.e. money.

Take care.

Blessings, Ju.

Photo by Dylan Leagh on Unsplash

A Place of Silence

A wonderful article

"To walk from south to north on the peripatos, the path encircling the Acropolis of Athens – as I did one golden morning in December last year – takes you past the boisterous crowds swarming the stone seats of the Theatre of Dionysus. The path then threads just below the partially restored colonnades of the monumental Propylaea, which was thronged that morning with visitors pausing to chat and take photographs before they clambered past that monumental gateway up to the Parthenon. Proceed further along the curved trail and, like an epiphany, you will find yourself in the wilder north-facing precincts of that ancient outcrop. In the section known as the Long Rocks there are a series of alcoves of varying sizes, named ingloriously by the archaeologists as caves A, B, C and D. In its unanticipated tranquillity, this stretch of rock still seems to host the older gods."

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