Social Observations

(Go here to read the Introduction to the series.) The Point of Sale concept is integral to the nine other Systems Mindset concepts that will follow. Ultimately, getting solid control of one’s life is the goal and the Point of Sale posture is an essential ingredient in pulling that off…. Point of Sale The Point of Sale (POS) principle has always been […]

Over the next weeks, I’m going to cover ten Systems Mindset concepts that have significantly improved my life over the past two years. Some of them are brand new, developed after Work the System’s last revision, which was just one year ago. Others will be familiar but I’ll give you a fresh update. The Point […]

Late last Thursday evening a friend and I watched The Matrix. Larry and Andy Wachowski’s film masterpiece, it was my fourth viewing . Watching it yet again was as epic as my first viewing back in 1999 and so, Friday morning, I back-burnered today’s scheduled post and wrote this one instead.

Vishen Lakhiani is a very cool guy. Here’s his bio. We connected while I was in British Columbia last fall on a consulting gig (he was in Asia). He’s boiled it down to the most important points. It was a fun interview!


January 1, 2014

A Counter-Intuitive Source for Clear Thinking Employees 1/14/2014 (Updated 11/21/2015) by Sam Carpenter  Two simple mechanical facts: Employees who can’t think straight, make errors. Businesses that don’t drug test will stumble because of this…. A number of our Centratel employees are participants in substance addiction recovery groups. For the last few years we’ve been actively seeking new […]

I’ve worked hard to distill the essential elements of the Method into just one essay. Here it is. System Improvement is Your Solution In books on the subject of achieving business/life success there are two classic approaches: Do certain physical things – follow the  recommended tips – and life will be swell Perform certain crisis-management/brain-teaser […]

Ask yourself what it would be like to get through each day without the need for any mood adjusters. I call that, life cold turkey…. So, to review the main point of the first Caffeine post: lack of sleep promotes caffeine addiction.  It’s that old vicious-circle thing. The circle is created and then propelled by the desire to quickly […]

Theodore Dalrymple The post I put up on September 9th was a quick review of an article discussing the media’s current enrapture with sentimentality. The piece was gripping, written by Theodore Dalrymple. (That’s his pen name. His real name is Anthony Daniels). Since then I’ve spent some time finding out more about this British psychiatrist […]


October 11, 2013

From: Sam Carpenter Bend, OR December, 2019 Dear Business Owner, Are you spending too much time and energy fighting fires and dealing with chaos in your business? Do you wish you could finally make the leap from being self-employed to being an actual business owner so you can stop owning a job and start owning […]

We’re back in Seattle now. We arrived yesterday afternoon from Amsterdam after spending three days in The Netherlands. Sunday, I made a Work the System presentation to a group of 25 very nice Hollanders at a private residence in the town of Voorschoten. Over the previous month we spent some good time in the gorgeous Devon countryside of England, and in London […]