Ara Chackerian and The Importance of Staying Close To Real World Solutions, Not Abstract Ones

It is said by the wise elders that the intelligence of a person is not in detecting patterns and attaching false connections. It is in ignoring the noise, the wrong models and seeing with sheer clarity the things with value. In the case of Ara Chackerian, this statement is a high-valued truth. Modernity has made things more technical and digital and less attached to reality, and for Ara Chackerian, this has posed a challenge to establishing ground rules in ethics and intelligence.

The TMS Health Solutions Projects

Intelligence for Ara Chackerian is about generating solutions for the real world problems, not making things more complicated by creating solutions that only apply in theory, not in reality. Ideas, he argues in his Ideamensch interview, are rooted in life experiences. They have to be grounded in trial and error. They have to stand the test of time and the robustness of time being the expert. Anything new to him has still a lot of challenges because its costs and risks might still be hidden. The excellent thing about Chackerian is that it is in his passion to find these hidden costs, unravel them, unearth them so that the valuable ideas come out for everyone in the society to benefit.

Granting that the solutions have no hidden risks, Chackerian is all about implementing them for the world’s benefit through the networks he built with his project, TMS Health Solutions, which he co-founded and of which he is a general partner.

The Philanthropist

You don’t also just see Mr. Chackerian stopping his work for the world in angel investments and entrepreneurship alone. He for the longest time has quite well built a name in the field of philanthropy. In a world where the people who help can be accused as virtue merchandisers or simony practitioners, Mr. Chackerian sets himself apart by not advocating charity as a publicity stunt or a marketing gimmick. Check out to know more.

The great Nassim Taleb said that virtue should not be advertised and should not be a ticket-selling strategy, and the right thing about Ara Chackerian’s philanthropy work is the fact that he thoroughly agrees with Mr. Taleb’s point. You can visit YouTube to see more videos.