On the day before the first day of Christmas

Posted by on Dec 23, 2007 in Uncategorized | One Comment


Don’t know about you, but I think it’s about time to pack up the work stuff and start being – as the yiddish has it – a bit more menschlich: to be with other people and to let go of the silly illusions that shape our ‘serious’ side…

This season is associated with many illusions – Santa Claus being just the most prominent. Lovely illusions but illusions nonetheless…

But there are also many truths: about belonging and family and togetherness and sharing and so on.

So I thought it might be fun – in a wierd kind of way – to have a look over the next few days at 12 illusions we could live without: 12 illusions about human beings and our ideas about them that this year has revealed to us or just brought into focus. Can’t promise I’ll be prompt or punctual everyday (am I ever?) but it seems like a fun thing to attempt.

So howabout we meet same time same place?

1 Comment

  1. Carman Pirie
    December 23, 2007

    Looking forward to this, Mark. Also, I’ve been meaning to write a review of Herd over at my blog for months now… just haven’t taken the time to consolidate all of my thinking on it, frankly. That said, I think Herd belongs alongside Seth Godin’s work as marketing must-reads. Brilliant stuff. Thank you.
    Cheers, cp