After several months of setting up Blacksparrow Auctions, I think we have begun to get a foothold. There are a few things cooking now and I’ll reserve news on that front for the “news” page on blacksparrowauctions.com. I will also reserve Haxbee for my personal thoughts and contemplations. This would be like the separate of church (Haxbee) and state (Blacksparrow). At times, though, I will pontificate on collectibles and I will perform the shameless acts of promoting Blacksparrow. Hey, what’s a blog for, right? In any case, I do want to make the distinction clear that Blacksparrow is separate from Haxbee.
The Golden Rule, or ethic of reciprocity, is a pretty good way to live life. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This ties into the concept of Karma. Personally, I think all things tie together and Karma, or Dharma, is one way we explain things for which we can’t yet see the connections. Every effect has a cause, no matter how improbable or mind-boggling. So to explain some things we can’t fully explain, we say, “What goes around comes around.” So we have déjà vu. So we have twists of fate. And so on.
Because the seemingly randomness of life makes these ever intricate connections incredibly difficult to discern–more variables to account for–the effect of an action might take a whole life cycle to manifest. The smaller the environment, though, the higher the frequency. (Ironically, we often say, “The world is small,” when we find something in common or know people in common with another person. In fact the world is getting bigger, in terms of population, but it’s the connections that are getting more focused, thanks to communication technology.)
So while in life, some actions might take years, or decades, to gestate to full effect, in business, because of not just the volume of actions involved on a day-to-day basis, but also because of the pinpoint focus of these auctions, the effects can be realized much quicker. The connections between people are much more acute and cause and effect much more pronounced.
My long-winded (and probably unnecessary) setup leads to this summary: Don’t treat people like shit.
In business, generally, and collectibles, specifically, this is indeed a small world. What goes around will come back around. Memories don’t fade and I’m an elephant in that department.
Don’t tell the staff 🙂
We had some great interviews yesterday. We look forward to further adding to the team. Each day another brick is laid and the foundation is getting stronger. I feel completely blessed to be able to surround myself with incredible people. Next year will be amazing. I wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday. Come back here soon for some exciting news.
As many of you know, I left Profiles in History at the end of July. It was a very difficult decision. I was there for 14 years and probably could have stayed there until I retire. I made a lot of good friends and met some amazing people through Profiles. Continue reading “Introducing Haxbee Enterprises”