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Another Alternative to Amazon

May 8, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Books, business, philosophy.

With the threat of our beloved and run-down pub, the Tumbledown Dick, being turned into a McDonald’s restaurant somebody pointed me in the direction of a very interesting book – The McDonaldization of Society. The book, first published in 1993, is written by sociologist George Ritzer and looks at the increasing rationalisation of the world • Read More »

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Beetroot Books

May 4, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Books, philosophy, spirituality, Zen.

In my quest to find alternatives to Amazon, my latest discovery has been an interesting one. A couple of weekends ago I made a brief trip to Avebury in Wiltshire, a picturesque little English village and home to an impressive neolithic henge monument. Once I was home that same Sunday evening I had a sudden • Read More »

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Hive: Books Arrived

February 16, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Books, business.

As previously posted, I was recently looking for an alternative to Amazon. The thought process came about after I was accused, quite reasonably,  of putting money into Amazon’s pockets when there were serious questions to be asked about their ethics and morality. The main points of contention are that: 1) Amazon have been accused of • Read More »

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Alternatives to Amazon: First Book Order Through the Hive

February 6, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Books, business, philosophy.

A recent conversation on one of the comments sections of the Friends of the Tumble Down Dick website got me thinking: “Are there any alternatives to Amazon?” For many years now I’ve been an Amazon affiliate and earned a few pennies here and there from my web and blog posts. In all honesty, I don’t • Read More »

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Cash Mobbing Lifts Local Business

August 10, 2012 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Books, business, philosophy, random.

Cash Mobbing Lifts Local Business” was first written by Paul Mackenzie Ross for the is4profit small business blog The flash mob is a public gathering where people use social media or other communications to organise and congregate on a public place and perform some usually pointless act and then disperse again.  Now, after the flash • Read More »

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