‘Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People’: A Conversation with Alan Brigish

June 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

‘Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People’: A Conversation with Alan Brigish

On Monday, June 3 at 7pm, the West Tisbury Library in collaboration with The MV Times present the second of a series of conversations with Islanders titled “Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People.” This event will be a conversation with Alan Brigish conducted by Susan Klein. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Alan Brigish grew up in South Africa and learned early to pay attention to those small coincidences in life and to seek meaning from them. These are what C. G. Jung called synchronicities — decision points that are more than simple happenstance. These moments have informed almost every important event in Brigish’s life.

Susan Klein will guide Brigish in exploring some of the dozen major crossroads and resulting decisions that have influenced his life and travels throughout more than 50 countries around the world.

Brigish trained as an electronics engineer, left South Africa after college and entered the world of online computing in its earliest days in England, and subsequently in the U.S. He was a serial entrepreneur, being involved in every business aspect of 20 companies in the emerging world of online before retiring at age 55 to become a traveling street photographer.