Bartering, time banking, traveling without money, freelancing… we see the impact every day. Yet, we are smothered with 60-second images of sex, speed, success and smiles, and in that smothering, and we’re taught that business is a web of commercial offerings for profit. Contact between consumer and the vender is a simple slight of hand […]
Is it just me, or is there really a growing reference to bartering? We already know it as one of the oldest forms of trade, and we are already aware that – especially in a world that is no longer comprised of close-knit communities, it is difficult to find the right match of what we […]
10/07/13 Diane Wing and I discussed about the concept of a barter society and how that would fit with the current state of the world. http://youtu.be/ihkwvn0qyDI Diane is the Host of Wing Academy Radio, founder of ForestMagick.com and Author of The True Nature of Energy: Transforming anxiety into tranquility Click here for additional media information.
As our struggling economy bares nasty claws at the securities we feel, many people are looking a bit more closely at just how difficult it may be to live within a barter system. Luxuries have long been absent from some people’s lives; the concern is about managing basic necessities. Bartering has been traced to cultures […]
I spent the day developing marketing materials for The Secrets of Clayton County Trilogy and one of the interview questions for my upcoming interview on CBS was, “Why do you feel you had to tell this story?” Of course, my mind went into overtime, remembering the common elements that were at play when I wrote […]
There is rarely a stop in a coffee shop lately that does not spur up some conversation about the roller coaster economy and/or the absolute mess we are experiencing with health-care. Both were also recent topics in the San Francisco Chronicle – another amazing article, Health Care Bartering – Just What the Doctor Ordered spells out […]
As writers, we all rely on certain types of author resources – many of which include topic research. If you are a non-fiction writer, it is necessary to be the expert or give proper attribution to the experts who provided the foundation for your research. As a fiction author, however, your research should be sufficient […]