December 2012
Revisiting Proportion

Some critiques of the Bonsai Business Model say that it is “anti-growth.” We are so accustomed to the Wal-Martification of our economy, that I fear we’ve forgotten how a push in any one direction – large or small – can be misdirected.

The Bonsai model aims for proportion and satisfaction.  When we start here, we don’t focus or even really notice size. We are keeping an eye on proportion.  As human beings, we start of small as babies, then we mature, and reach a terminal size.  Once we achieve this size, perhaps we can focus on depth rather than always the reach for height.