The Sailor Boy, as he calls himself, celebrated his 80th birthday with his daughters, grandchildren and his friends last Saturday.
He told the story again last Saturday at age 25, after he had proposed to his future wife he formulated a principle for his professional life:
Let me design a professional goal which will maximize the contribution my career can have to mankind!
Weeks later his lifetime goal emerged:
As much as possible, to boost mankind's collective capability for coping with complex, urgent problems.
This goal was his guiding light throughout his career, which enabled him to see things beyond the horizon, to see capabilities that are beyond the reach for you.