"The Founding Fathers didn't believe in the future. They believed it in. You're always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem[?] . . . I just believed it. The most creative thing in us is to believe a thing in, in love, in all else." - Robert Frost, from letter in The Robert Frost Reader: Poetry and Prose
Small group round table workshops on authoring and crystallizing unfettered, original personal legends and global epics into fruition, and "believing the future in."
SPRING 2014: Innovating to Your Heart's Delight 'Fruiting Vision' workshops held within the fertile The Valley of Heart's Delight -- the poetic name for the fruit-producing horizon upon horizon of orchards era of Santa Clara Valley that evolved into today's Silicon Valley, California.... "this near mythical garden became the place where anyone could pursue and achieve his or her heart's delight."
July/August six-week program seeding and cultivating a vision of the future geared for international, young at heart creators with a base hub in Silicon Valley, CA.
Recommended reading: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
PEOPLE: Intentional cross-fertilization between "disaffected" youth, uncollegers, students, artists, entrepreneurs, jesters, chefs, journalists, monks, farmers, coders, wranglers, poets, engineers, and folks of all stripes.
"Ironically, the greatest economic value is created in transactions between people who are the most different from one another." - Victor Hwang, venture capitalist and author of The Rainforest: Creating the Next Silicon Valley
AD HOC SPACES & SALONS OF ART, GRACE, EXPERIMENTATION & INNOVATION: Blossoming of innovation spheres ala the collaborative, collegiate environment of the "fourth quadrant" ala WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson.
Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Berkeley CA
Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, CA
Elizabeth E. Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, CA
Hakone Tea Gardens, Saratoga, CA
Samovar Tea Lounge, San Francisco
Red Rock Coffee, Mountain View, CA