The Best of Times

These days are just that, even if feelings and reports deny.You’re here. Alive. Free. Take a breath of free possibility… Search across space and time, you simply will not find better. Great challenges lie between this moment and our personal never mores, some seen and daunting, others not and potentially more scary for their stealth. […]

An Idea

Let’s decide all future presidential contests via the World Series. Every fourth year, the winning manager gets the keys to the White House. The entire campaign is condensed to two weeks or less. We get a proven leader of men as President. Less money. Better outcome. Make America proud again. (It’s already great.)


Stopping to Consider before the Battle

The stage is set, in a fever of angry redForces divided, to the left and right spread Facing without seeing, shouting not hearing The long prelude about to come to a headSee how they are corrupt and weak See how they undo sacred in what and how they speak See how unlike us they and […]


Number Nine

Riffing on a New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs piece by Paul Simms… ‘Honey, where’re the crackers?’ ‘The pantry.’ ‘Don’t see them…’ Bothered, muttering as pushing past him, reaching into the spherical opening in space that only she sees, withdrawing the yellow box, ‘Here, right in front of your nose.’

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...