The Philosopher Who Loved Numbers

Pythagorean Theorem — or Pythagoras’ theorem: in any right-angled triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are the two legs (the two sides that meet at a right angle). Wikipedia Pythagoras of Samos, the creator of oneContinue reading “The Philosopher Who Loved Numbers”

The Entrepreneur Philosopher

This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”   Peter F. Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles The more I read about Thales of Miletus, the more I believe that he was the ancient version of the Renaissance man.  Philosophy is a thinkingContinue reading “The Entrepreneur Philosopher”

The Philosophy Narratives

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” Albert Camus   The other day, someone asked me, “What is your philosophy of life?” We talk about philosophy as if it were something that could be summarized in one or two sentences.  And yet, it generally takes a lifetime to identify withContinue reading “The Philosophy Narratives”

Follow the Map

 “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery Ptolemy’s Almagest has been on the scientist’s best sellers list for centuries.  But that wasn’t his only success.Continue reading “Follow the Map”

Follow the Waves

“One learns more from listening than speaking.  And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature sill have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.” Thor Heyerdahl   Yesterday was the anniversary of the passing of Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914 – April 18, 2002). AnyoneContinue reading “Follow the Waves”