Our Journey

This is Different

It’s the first time I’ve experienced this. I’ve racked up lifetime air miles equivalent to 20 round trips to the moon. I’ve spent time in several dozen countries, and even done a previous month-long vacation. But this is different. The experience of continuous surface travel, over a period long enough for time to slow, and […]

Al Salam Bridge

Postcard from the Suez Canal

In passage from The Red Sea to The Mediterranean Facts about the Suez Canal: There are no locks; it is at sea level for its entire extent It took 10 years to build, and opened for operation in 1869 Its current capacity 47 ships per day, who make the passage in one way convoys, north […]

Palace for nobles

Petra: A Portal in Time

Gulf of Suez, In queue to enter the Canal En route to Israel 60 years – 1 day Our stops throughout this journey have been at points of intersection, where waves of successive cultures left their marks on local histories, sometimes in still distinct layers, others as ingredients in various exotic mixtures. All have been […]

Trip images, so far

A Hope for Growth

Travel of this sort is not at all about movement from A to B, or principally about the pleasures of the diversions along the way. (Note: they have been very nice however.) It’s highest purpose is to grab you by the shoulders, shaking loose and casting off the set perspective of your world view, with […]

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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Richard's books

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...