In a recent post (Books That Have Shaped How I Think) Tim O’Reilly tells that his first book was about Frank Herbert. He adds that:
In the course of writing the book, I got far deeper into Herbert’s ideas than I had reading his books growing up. The core message of all Herbert’s work is that we can’t control the future, but we can control our response to it, surfing the edge of change and risk.
I like to imagine that my Ligne de vie project will soon help people manage their life this way; controlling their responses to incoming events thanks to a proper way of "surfing the edge of change and risk".