Paging Captain Phillips...

A Bit of Excitement on the High Seas

5:00 PM Local Time Bay of Bengal Cocktails on the Veranda … and then, with a flourish, these guys make a grand appearance in a great rush from the starboard side. Thought of the moment? “Paging Captain Phillips…” Turns out that they were a fishing boat out of Sri Lanka, and out of food and […]

The youngest initiate

Reflections on Yangon Part II

Reporting from somewhere in the Bay of Bengal… There are three seasons in Myanmar: Summer (damn hot), Rainy (damn hot and wet), Winter (pretty damn hot). We visited in Summer. Of course. That’s among the things I learned on our second day in country. Again as yesterday, my education was aided by a guide — this […]

Who Goes There?

I've built this site around the idea that the conventional divisions between professional and personal life are artificial. They don't reflect the way we live, work, and play today. I don't shut down my professional responsibilities (with rare exception) on evenings, weekends, or holidays. Our competitive environment doesn't permit that, and I'd get bored. Further, it occurs to me that if you are interested in doing business with me in some way you should be interested in Rich Bravman, the person. So, whether you're an entrepreneur looking for ideas on how to put your ideas to work, an investor looking for an experienced advisor or board member, a friend, colleague, or simply someone curious about what a fellow human thinks... Welcome! Warning: eccentricity lies ahead in these pages.

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We Can All Do Better
4 of 5 stars
Read this and regain at least a modicum of faith in the presence of wisdom among the leadership class in this world. Unfortunately, Bradley is past his impact moment, and his exemplar of a new way forward ("Americans Elect") foun...