Tag: Jeffrey DeGraff

Viva la Revolucion French Enlightenment philosopher and impecunious renegade Jean-Jacques Rousseau emblematic bon mot “Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” was not just an observation on the state of pre-Republican Europe but also a commentary on our self-imposed servitude. Read More
Devise with Revisionary Eyes “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” Read More
Watch the Weather Some of the most fantastical advancements in modern science and technology are designed to predict weather patterns. Read More
Sync it Up “Having just a vision’s no solution, everything depends on execution The art of making art is putting it together” (Stephen Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George) In the old television series Star Trek, the Klingon’s were portrayed as a war mongering race focused on destroying Starfleet, the peacekeeping force for the United Federation of Planets. Read More
Inventory the Goods In peak moments of flow and manic machinations of enthusiasm unbound we kid ourselves into believing that we truly know who we are in full. Read More
Take a Higher Point of View “I don’t care if it’s a white cat or a black cat. Read More
Exhibit the Artifacts of Life Gestalt psychology espouses that we make sense of the chaotic and variant stimuli that barrage us at every moment of our post-modern existence by building dynamic correlations between what we perceive and how we experience it. Read More
The Art of Growing Old One of the side effects of my portfolio life is that I travel more than any rational person should. Read More
Empty the Bag “Obsolescence never meant the end of anything, it’s just the beginning”. Read More
How to Grow – Part 2 There are four basic stages to putting the first principles and structure and dynamics of growth into motion in our own lives: Set high quality targets Enlist deep and diverse domain expertise Run a wide array of experiments Review what works and doesn’t and make revisions First, set high quality targets. Read More
How to Grow – Part 1 “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. Read More
Thoughts On the Structure and Dynamics of Growth “To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.” Read More