The Goal - Reducing Stuff Quotient
Stuff has a great cost - the worst of which is stress - usually caused by time. Stuff takes time. Time spent on stuff can far outweigh the value of the stuff.
Storage costs. Many people spend thousands of dollars storing hundreds of dollars of stuff.
Stuff has no value if it cannot be found easily. And storing it a retrieving it takes time. Good organization systems help of course but there is a time factor to set those up.
And most Stuff degrades or has obsolescence as it is stored. EG - I just threw out an awesome maglight because the batteries had corroded. And then in looking at flashlights, I realize it was obsolete anyways. New ones are LED - better light and longer life.
Part of what makes it difficult to get rid of stuff is frugality. I hate waste. To help this feeling, I give things to friends (is this mean?), or goodwill/Salvation Army. But some things just need to be tossed.
Stuff can be security but it can also be stress.
Consider making the Negative Stuff Quotient Pledge.
I thought this was a very interesting KPMG report on the tax efficiency of various jurisdictions. Canada and Ontario rank very well. Especially for tech companies using SRED credits. See report.
A friend emailed me an online miniseries his brother is directing. The phenomenon of anyone being able to be a producer/director is interesting. This is just like blogging allows anyone to own a publisher. Media empires have been broken.
And a plug for one of my investee companies: