Many of you know that I enjoy photography. Others are aware that I have more than a passing interest in business. Both of these fields, along with most everything else in life, have in common the fact that on occasion, despite all efforts to the contrary, things can go wrong. A small story follows… Following […]
This is an article primarily intended for leaders at or near the top of their organizations. The reason: the rest of you already know what I'm going to explain. The more time I spend in business, the more amazed I am at how frequently and how badly leaders handicap themselves by not realizing a simple […]
"How perfect," I thought. Freshly back to the east coast, Christmas around the corner, and snow in the offing. Better yet, it was perfectly timed, scheduled to arrive late on a Saturday. How much better does it get than a early Saturday dinner at an old favorite restaurant (now managed by the son of the […]
One of my favorite truisms: it's not what you say that matters, it's what your audience hears. Your audience reads, hears or sees you through a filter constructed over their entire lifetimes, aggregating inputs from their individual cultures, politics, languages, values, locales, experiences and so on. The words chosen by you with a certain intended […]
Who Goes There?
I built this site (in 2004) around the idea that the conventional divisions between professional and personal life are artificial. They don't reflect how we live, work, and play today.
I don't shut down my professional responsibilities (with rare exceptions) 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 somehow, you should be interested in Rich Bravman, the person.
So, whether you're an entrepreneur looking for specific ideas on how to put your vision into practice, 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: eccentricities lie ahead in these pages. (Even at this late date in 2023, I like it that way.)