There is much to appreciate about 49,000 people choosing to set up their own utopia for a week in the middle of the desert.
My favorite principle is very short:
Participation – Burning Man is about participation.Read more →
For an entrepreneur, there is nothing that feels as good as creating something amazing from nothing. This is the hope.
Like artists, we create. But we are artists that must sell. There’s no chance to be discovered after death. Our creation lives or dies in the present.
Just imagine if a crowd of museum goers could make a sculpture disappear forever with their disapproval, or far worse, their simple misunderstanding. How many artists would stop showing work? How many artists would stop creating altogether? How many would create cheap crap, that was simply a quick get?
One of the huge problems with our new and improved, highly mobile society is that grandparents are for holidays. That’s just not enough time. Interactions between generations are critical. Old people help remind us that this has all happened before. It will be ok. They remind us that families fight and make up. It will […]Read more →
It’s all one big game of risk. I just care far more about the goal of peer to peer education than I care about the risk of putting more money in.
An advisor was gently questioning the wisdom of me throwing in my own money. This was my response:
Primarily because I think I will get it back in the short run and the risk of diluted societal impact looks equal with outside money or without.
The risk with outside money is a return focused constituency in my decision structure.Read more →
I am happiest when I create physical and mental space from “work.” I love my work. It’s just that it seeps into me, until I don’t know where I start and the job begins. That’s silly, but it’s an easy fix: 1) Laugh at myself. 2) Remember that none of this matters in 100 years. […]Read more →
At lunchtime I bought a huge orange The size of it made us all laugh. I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave— They got quarters and I had a half. And that orange it made me so happy, As ordinary things often do Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park […]Read more →