Michael Drew · We Cycle Values and Pop Culture · 1 day ago
Pendulum in Action, WE Cycle, social attitudes

The other morning during a walk, a friend turned to me and asked if I’d seen the news. I hadn’t yet. Why? “I was wondering,” he said, “if there was another terrorist attack or some violent incident yet today. Every day brings something new.”

That is: Every day brings us another horror in the world. Last week alone there were bomb blasts and shootings in different cities in Germany. There were mass murders in Afghanistan. There was another attack on a nightclub in Florida. There were […]

Michael Drew · Business · 2 days ago
Pendulum in Action, WE Cycle, ME Cycle, values of consumers

In my last post on Pendulum and business we looked at how customers want who you are and what you stand for, imperfections, shortcomings and all. Here we look at how important it is to be who you say you are.

Customers today are skeptical. If something sounds too good to be true, most people will turn and walk the other way. It’s all part of the values of our current WE […]

Bob Hughes · Small Actions The WE Cycle · 4 days ago
Pendulum in Action, small actions, crowdfunding campaign, WE Cycle

The world’s beaches are for everyone. But some people – especially rich people who own land near the water – want to keep commoners from access to the ocean.

But a group of New Zealanders has ensured that at least one contested beach will remain free for the public to enjoy.

A crowdfunding campaign raised $1.7 million, from about 40,000 people, to buy a beach in the Abel Tasman National Park, on New Zealand’s South Island. The beach, called Awaroa, will now be run by a national […]

Bob Hughes · Creativity in Business Opportunities · 5 days ago
Pendulum in Action, giving hope, opportunities for employment

Doing time in prison shouldn’t mean you have no future. Isn’t prison supposed to be punishment enough? Richard Branson thinks so. The innovative entrepreneur, after visiting a high-security prison in Australia a few years ago, said that prison populations contain, “a large number of potential superstars who get ignored by employers because of their criminal record. It makes sense for UK companies to recruit these individuals and to make use of their skills and enthusiasm.”

He was […]

Bob Hughes · Opportunities · 7 days ago
Pendulum in Action, let the world teach us, change the world for the better

The world doesn’t work the way we want. And most of us deal with it. Some of us do what we can to change it. Others retreat from it.

Others learn how to make it work for them. As the late philosopher Joseph Tussman noted, “… the world will do most of the work for you, provided you cooperate with it by identifying how it really works and aligning with those realities. If we do not let the world teach us, it teaches us a lesson.” (Thanks to the