It all started with this question over lunch with my friend Jany one afternoon: Would I want to make a difference to individuals, at the grassroots level? Or at a much larger picture level where it impacts a lot more people? Examples are: Feeding the homeless every night vs improving public housing policy. Counselling individuals vs setting up an online counselling service. Coaching individual business owners vs developing courses for groups of business owners.

This tied in conveniently with this blog post which I drafted about a week before. The question at hand: Where do I want to make a difference?

The coalface consumption level

The production systems level

The societal systems level

The ideology level