Study hard what interests you in the most undisciplined, irreverent
& original manner possible.
–Richard Feynman (bongo-playing safe-cracking Nobel Laureate)
Ha! You scrolled down, I like you already, curious one.
Me: Max Kaizen. (Yup, really).
I hunt out other people’s genius, raid history, deploy sensible tech & scientific method … + an essential measure of merriment to help safely and systemically upgrade our humanness.
-Wait that sounds bonkers, right?-
Basically, a sizeable chunk of our collective reality has gone awry. Hoping it’ll all magically autocorrect using what used to work in a previous version of reality, is dopey. We’re in an ancient game. With wondrous new tools, and rules yet to be locked down. The clues are everywhere.
“We are as gods and might as well get good at it.” – Stewart Brand (among the greatest of the geezer geeks)
My job is to help “go first” kind of people discover how to make money in interesting, inventive ways that don’t suck, take on daring missions together as global citizens (& citizen scientists), and reinvent ourselves through intelligent leisure.
I get called a “futurist”, which sounds pretentious as hell, but it is what I’ve proven to be good for. Not prediction and punditry, but preparing people practically for important incoming risks and opportunities. Each-one-teach-one adventurous learning to feel more alive and stronger from apparent chaos.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
– Arthur C. Clarke (from way back in ’73)
(Okay really … I’m that slightly eccentric wizard-teacher you may have wished for, but never got).
Reality is remixable. Let go, and let’s go …
Untrained anxiety tricks us into living a life so boring that it kills us long before our bodies surrender. Feeling safer helps us take more interesting risks.