Eight Areas of Inquiry
With a mission to create world-changing dialogue on health care and the human endeavor, the Octagon will host new conversations among the greatest thinkers, writers, politicians, entrepreneurs, educators and speakers in the world. The dialogue will be based on vitalistic philosophy: that people are self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing, and will stem from a set of eight core proficiencies.
These proficiencies are pillars that collectively advance personal integrity and provide the foundation for professional success, social contribution and cultural change—all that distinguishes a Life education and defines the Life Movement.
Through the Octagon each of the proficiencies will develop its own principles and create its own platform for targeting change. Eight endowed chairs, occupied by leaders whose life’s work embodies the meaning within the proficiency they represent, will be the focal point for this development. It is envisioned that each chair will have staff, a budget and a world-acclaimed advisory board to assist them in their quest for meaningful and impactful change.