The Sailing Science Center Blog

March 2, 2020

In my December 16 blog post I described the tripod upon which the Sailing Science Center stands. The legs of the tripod are technology, leadership and stewardship. These are fundamental values we are promoting to create lasting change in the world. Why these three? Let...

February 3, 2020

The word responsibility  can mean different things to different people. For some, taking responsibility is akin to taking the blame, a decidedly negative interpretation of the word. For others, taking responsibility is the ultimate form of empowerment. How can thi...

December 17, 2019

The following is adapted from the Founder's Comments at the Sailing Science Center's 2019 Gala, December 12, 2019, on the Ohana Floor at the top of Salesforce Tower.

The theme of tonight’s gala is Charting a Course to Success. I want to take that in the broadest sense a...

December 13, 2019

Danny Beesley showing off the SSC's first exhibit

We are extremely pleased to announce the completion and delivery of the Sailing Science Center's first exhibit, the Land Yacht Experiment Table, designed by Paul Kamen and built by Danny Beesley of Idea Builder Labs, at...

December 1, 2019

Last month we looked at goals and how the value in goals is often derived more from the challenges during the journey to attain them than from the attainment itself. This month we look at another aspect of the journey, which is the traveling partners we choose along th...

November 1, 2019

When Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953, they had a view of the world that no one had seen before. In order to reach their camp before nightfall, the pair spent only 15 minutes at the top before beginning their descent....

October 1, 2019

When we create community it is always done on common ground. The very word community derives from the old French comunité meaning commonness. We may bring together people with big differences, but when differences exist, community can still be created on common ground....

September 3, 2019

As children our physical growth and development comes naturally with age. Our intellectual, social and spiritual growth develop with age too, but to reach our potential in these areas requires cultivation and effort. That’s why we go to school and church, and why we ar...

August 1, 2019

Stephen Covey first spoke of the Abundance Mentality (or Mindset) in his 1989 classic, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. At the surface it seems like little more than asking whether the glass is half full or half empty, but it turns out that the mindset you...

July 1, 2019

I was four when President Kennedy gave his famous speech declaring that we would go to the Moon.

We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard; because that goal will...

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