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    DopeMasterJFlow
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    Post  DopeMasterJFlow on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:17 pm

    Newmantopia wrote:I would like to place a request for a "business" forum. A spot we can share about our jobs/careers and offer each other ideas, connections/contacts and advice as we move forward.

    How about The network?
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    Post  Karl on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:18 pm

    Newmantopia wrote:Kareerz

    not bad, also consider "Hustlin" or "Life is an MMORPG"
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    Post  David McSingleton on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:19 pm

    Karl wrote:that seems like a pretty good idea. can i suggest we call it something a little less dry than "Business", though?

    how bout Bu$ine$$
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    Post  Newmantopia on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:19 pm

    Actually, the more into "Business" I become, the more the word itself feels dynamic and interesting to me. Kind of like " Technology" or "Philosophy"-- a word/topic I recall sounding very boring until around 8th grade when I became more familiar (and eventually fascinated) with it.
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    Post  Newmantopia on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:23 pm

    DopeMasterJFlow wrote:
    Newmantopia wrote:I would like to place a request for a "business" forum. A spot we can share about our jobs/careers and offer each other ideas, connections/contacts and advice as we move forward.

    How about The network?

    That sounds good
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    Post  Karl on Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:24 pm

    the Network is good. my problem with the word "Business" was more that it sounds self-serious, i guess.

    love the addition to the smiley panel btw :Happy Matt:
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    Post  Posydon on Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:20 pm

    Karl wrote:not bad, also consider "Hustlin" or "Life is an MMORPG"

    I'm all for Hustlin' Happy Matt
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    Post  Badge on Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:32 pm

    I think this was a fantastic idea.

    Also I laugh every time I look at my profile and it says I have no friends...
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    Post  KCLU on Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:55 pm

    Newmantopia wrote:Actually, the more into "Business" I become, the more the word itself feels dynamic and interesting to me.
    this struck me as a great point, key word being 'dynamic'.. that's what it means to "get into" something, I guess. when it starts feeling endlessly applicable to human phenomena.

    on my newest thing, economics - I loved my "Economics of the Developing World" course in college, and had kept up with lighter econ blogs here and there since, but the tipping point was talking with Jeff (Matt too?) about money last month. it was like a nuclear bomb going off when it hit me, that societies all manifest their abstract conceptions of 'value' as paper and coin and all human development is a result of this ridiculous but brilliant scheme, and people are studying this and calling it "economics." insane.

    all it takes is a singular relevatory experience like that and you're carried away into new realms. hands-down my most "productive" use of leisure time is reading non-fiction w/ aid of drugs - the entirety of history and matter feels tethered to the Truth of what it is you're reading.
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    Post  DopeMasterJFlow on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:34 pm

    KCLU wrote:
    Newmantopia wrote:Actually, the more into "Business" I become, the more the word itself feels dynamic and interesting to me.
    this struck me as a great point, key word being 'dynamic'.. that's what it means to "get into" something, I guess. when it starts feeling endlessly applicable to human phenomena.

    on my newest thing, economics - I loved my "Economics of the Developing World" course in college, and had kept up with lighter econ blogs here and there since, but the tipping point was talking with Jeff (Matt too?) about money last month. it was like a nuclear bomb going off when it hit me, that societies all manifest their abstract conceptions of 'value' as paper and coin and all human development is a result of this ridiculous but brilliant scheme, and people are studying this and calling it "economics." insane.

    all it takes is a singular relevatory experience like that and you're carried away into new realms. hands-down my most "productive" use of leisure time is reading non-fiction w/ aid of drugs - the entirety of history and matter feels tethered to the Truth of what it is you're reading.


    Beautiful post. On this notion, I move to rename the network to Business.
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    Post  Karl on Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:43 pm

    buuuut... that wasn't actually how Jesse was suggesting we use the "Business" forum. he suggested it as a personal networking forum, hence "the Network".


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    Post  Karl on Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:46 pm

    i'd suggest grouping economics in with Politics & Philosophy. actually i kinda think Politics & Economics would go better together than Politics & Philosophy. i'd imagine any actual philosophy talk that occurs here would happen in the Books section.
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    Post  Newmantopia on Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:35 pm

    Karl wrote:buuuut... that wasn't actually how Jesse was suggesting we use the "Business" forum. he suggested it as a personal networking forum, hence "the Network".

    I think it could be nice to basically apply our knowledge, resources and talents/skills to help each other and confer over the changes, etc. that are happening in our professional lives.

    While there may be networking involved, I think it would also be cool to discuss our personal business philosophies and anything else related to the world of business.
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    Post  Karl on Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:57 pm

    to me discussing business from an abstract POV vs. networking and discussing our personal professional lives are pretty different topics, but i suppose its nbd how they're grouped on the forum.
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    Post  Newmantopia on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:06 pm

    I wasn't just talking about abstract discussion, but also news, insights, info, etc. However, there has been a ton of abstract discussion about business within our company that has lead to concrete directions. To me, they're directly related; the abstract is not only relevant, but necessary in order to gain perspective for wise business decisions.
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    Post  Karl on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:21 pm

    everything is the same, everything is different, etc etc

    as i said, not a big deal how its categorized.
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    Post  Newmantopia on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:34 pm

    Karl wrote:everything is the same, everything is different, etc etc

    as i said, not a big deal how its categorized.

    Well...

    that's a pretty hasty generalization if you ask me.
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    Post  KCLU on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:51 pm

    there is so much overlap in all this stuff, jeez.
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    Post  KCLU on Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:53 pm

    Karl wrote:discussing business from an abstract POV vs. networking and discussing our personal professional lives are pretty different topics
    so lets keep things the same and sticky the "networking" stuff under The Couch, maybe? and general economic stuff under Pol/Phil?
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    Post  David McSingleton on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:07 pm

    KCLU wrote:
    Karl wrote:discussing business from an abstract POV vs. networking and discussing our personal professional lives are pretty different topics
    so lets keep things the same and sticky the "networking" stuff under The Couch, maybe? and general economic stuff under Pol/Phil?

    i second

    economics goes hand and hand with politics, i wouldnt mind philo goint somewhere else, network gets the couch (as business topics come up post in couch)
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    Post  Newmantopia on Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:24 am

    Thought it might be cool to have a dedicated space for productivity, but whatevs.

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