Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This could be us

Right now, the Philippines is struggling to manage the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan. More than 5,000 people have been killed and similar numbers of people displaced and also had their livelihoods destroyed. Aid is now starting to reach the remote areas and there is more organization on the ground. But for the Philippines, this is just the beginning, not the end. The Philippine Red Cross is still in need of donations. You can donate here. If you’re especially creative, think about how you and your community can help.

Weather events are getting more devastating around the planet. Us urbanites in Manhattan experienced this with Hurricane Sandy, a mere puppy compared to Haiyan. Being compassionate to others who are suffering, no matter how seemingly distant they may be, is good karma. Running your business in a sustainable way is good kaizen.

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