Dispatch from Maui

Some random observations from our time in paradise: Peter from Westchester, discernible accent from one county to the south, golf partner, who commented on the first tee that he couldn't get over how beautiful it is here. Seeing it fresh through his eyes… he's right. Mark, larger than life character with physical proportions to match, […]


Yesterday, I wrote about introspection and pending career choices. Here's a first pass list of some of the things I've noted in the process so far, about myself and work life: In my experience, laughter and success are almost perfectly correlated. I do best when working around intellectually honest people entirely commited to winning. I'm […]

Abridged Version

Spend time thinking about where you’ve been before setting out for where you’re going. I have, and it’s working out, so far. Time for a Mai Tai. Back to long winded version

Looking back to look forward…

[Skip to Abridged Version] Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." My take on that observation: personal development is only possible via cultivated and concious self-awareness, and that without development and growth, life's not worth much. It seems to me that one of the most important times to look inward at yourself, and […]

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.)

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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...