An Integrated Life

An Integrated Life

“My father was not one of those “Leave it to Beaver Fathers.” After dinner all the other kids and the fathers would go out and play ball on the streets. My father would finish dinner and go upstairs to where he had his second studio and he would be working. And I was sitting there watching him. And I basically said to him, “Dad you know I feel badly for you. Because all the other fathers come home from work and they get to play with their kids, but you have to go back to work. He put down his brush and he said, “Dean, don’t ever feel sorry for me. I love what I do, I am an artist, I get to do something I love all the time. You need to find something that you love to do, and then you’ll be the lucky guy.””
- Dean Kamen, Entrepreneur & Inventor

Your time is too short to give the majority of it to a pursuit without excitement or meaning.  That means as a modern creator you must serve your emotional needs within your everyday existence.  Integration, or an integrated life, is the idea that all aspects of who you are, your home, […]

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Focus & Diversify

Focus & Diversify

“Far from being one of the world’s great risk takers, Bill Gates might more accurately be thought of as one of the world’s greatest risk mitigators.”
- Rick Smith

When you’re young, you feel as if your energy is limitless. Your schedule is clear, your life is malleable; you have few, if any, commitments. Then you begin to choose what you like to do and commit to the things you have to do, ranging from playing soccer in the […]

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Building Your Wave

Building Your Wave

“Hailed as a genius and a prophet by fellow chefs, worshipped (if often misunderstood) by critics and lay diners alike, imitated and paid homage to in restaurant kitchens all over the world, Ferran Adrià is easily the most influential serious chef of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Quite simply, he changed the game.”
- Colman Andrews

It wasn’t always that way. Fernando Adrià Acosta, aka Ferran Adrià, was born on May 14, 1962, in a crowded, demographically diverse area southwest of Barcelona known as L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. His father, Gines, was a painter and plasterer and his mother, Josefa, a housewife. He did well in his […]

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