You’re considering making contact. Excellent.
Statistically, the kind of people who connect with me here, are a little more fascinating than most (no pressure, just saying).
max [at] maxkaizen [dot] com
Sending something physical for review?
5th Floor, Building B, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001 (yes. Africa)
Excellent. My 2nd favourite thing.
Fair warning: I’m not for everyone. Just need a feel-good entertainment speaker for an event? Stop here. If interactive talks scare you, save yourself, walk away now. Also, I do very few unpaid talks, but if you have something VERY special … please make a compelling case.
You’re still here?! Excellent, onward >>
I’m currently in Cape Town South Africa which may be nowhere near you. Don’t have the budget to enable realworld proximity? Fear not, we can use the happy magic of technology to transcend space & time for online sessions.
(Experimental? VR opens a new kind of rich, embodied learning – if you want to try it, please let me know. It is clunky and still a little expensive, but such is the plight of the pioneer, right?).
I occasionally dip off the radar and into deep-work mode. Which means a s l o w m o reply. However, if you’re in no rush, and particularly if you’re interesting/doing something interesting … PLEASE do cross the stranger gap, let’s connect.
[Talks and programs are handled separately and swiftly, so feel at ease if you’re here for that.
Fill in the form on the appropriate tab above ^ to clear the path].
Please don’t take offence if you haven’t had a speedy reply. Prod me on other networks if you suspect your message has gone amiss. I’m occasionally crap with email, & likely to swerve social events. Here’s why:
I’m a deep (INTP) introvert by default.
“Chance favours the connected mind” – Steven B Johnson
Uncomfortably, part of my “calling” is connecting bright people. To opportunities, useful knowledge, thrilling missions, but more importantly: to each other.
Frankly, I’d rather be donning the recluse cloak of invisibility in a library, lab or gorgeous hideaway well away from humans. But dammit, we can’t do it alone anymore. Things got messy out there, and duty calls. The grown-ups screwed up. We need a full global array of many kinds of minds to illuminate our way out of this treacherous time.
Besides, in the best stories, the comfortable/obvious option, isn’t the one worth listening to – it has no heart or guts.
Scaffolding social trust, & distributed cognition (extelligence yo), may not sound sexy, but HOW we do this, could be.
My small, improbable hunch is that global friendships + intelligent leisure may be our secret weapon. Genius begets genius. Punk diplomacy FTW. More make less take. Let’s build stuff together.
Wow, you read ALL of that?! It suggests you’re more TENACIOUS than most, which is an increasingly rare trait.