The rest of my career will be about drawing connections. Analysis, the process of dissection, is only of limited value to my mission. Synthesis is my vocation. More than any other kind of thinking, systems strategy, specifically of course in reference to California ecology, is where I find the answers to the questions I am asking. How do the orienting, elemental forces of the natural world inform the shape and function of my local and global realities? They come by considering the wider implications of externalities and how the sum effect of its fitness outweighs the aggregated product of the constituent properties. The study of ecology is the study of economics. The only difference between the two is the object of currency and the subject of society. (obi)

Winter Reading

Winter Reading – Obi Kaufmann. I love my library. I keep it light, I don’t want to own cases and cases full of books. I want to collect choice editions and keep it current. I am an avid donator of old tomes after I have thoroughly integrated them into my […]

The New Retail in Los Angeles

I’m moving towards a 100% American made lifestyle when it comes to things I buy, wear and consume. It is the natural trajectory of sustainability – a call out to a return to bioregional economies. There are plenty of international, culturally-based things I love and am glad to keep consuming, […]