A man has never risen higher than when he knoweth not whither his road may yet lead him. – Nietzsche

Evan Thomsen, Consultant

With a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing. – H.W. Longfellow

If it ain't broken, improve it. Forever.

Strategy, analysis, and advisory. A good portion of my day is spent on the phone or in video conferences talking about “what we’re doing, and how we can do it better.”

An idea for which I am willing to live and die. – Kierkegaard

Businesses and capable executives improve the world. They expand the horizon of human potential and moral performance.

Businesses solve problems and create value better and faster than other systems. Business culture and management systems are created by executives.

I help them create profit. Profit is created through productivity, innovation, risk taking, and efficiency. Profit is the keystone for all that is said to be could, should, or would in business.

To be able with the aid of so high an aim. – Machiavelli

Other things

  • Join a nonprofit board/advisory board; something in econ-dev, entrepreneurial education.
  • PhD?
  • Publish a book, something about the realist tradition within philosophy, international affairs, economics, and art.
  • Also publish a book with my wife.
  • Build a museum combining philosophy, history, old maps, and erotic art.
  • Live under my own vine and fig tree and not be afraid.

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.

– H.W. Longfellow