In Chapter 1 of 15 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, leadership philosopher Bijoy Goswami shares what his getting easier and harder in his life. Experience has taught him how his life works in nine year cycles, with two years discovering the next phase and seven years acting on it. This part, Goswami notes, is what is getting easier. The more challenging element is being able to bring together the cycles, the models, and the ambitions under one life umbrella. This continues to challenge him as he ages. Goswami lives in Austin, TX, where he develops models, including MRE, youPlusU, and Bootstrap, to help others live more meaningfully. He teaches his models through community activism, lectures, writing, and online communication. Previously, he co-founded Aviri Software after working at Trilogy Software. Goswami graduated from Stanford University, where he studied Computer Science, Economics, and History.