Interesting things in Bristol
In Bristol, I enjoyed a frenzied series of conversations with Kate Rich, artist/trader and Anton, wine merchant. Both are strongly interested in the way that businesses and trade are built and expand, social connections emerge, individuals and groups create niches, build relationships and carry on doing interesting things.
There was much discussion of the middleman, the person between, the maker of connections. Anton related the anecdote of a Sail Cargo Alliance meeting where one of those present called loudly to “eradicate the middle man” as a way to deal with some of the inequities of trade. “But that’s me!” replied Anton.
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