Today, Dr. Dragos is an award-winning scientist, filmmaker, and speaker who has presented on five continents. His beginnings in Romania, however, were humble, and in this book the reader gets a few glimpses of formative periods of his upbringing. While pursuing a doctoral program in Germany, he decided that he would travel to the North and South Pole—even though he was surviving on just $100 a month. Dr. Dragos describes the hard work, serendipitous moments, and amazing people he met in the pursuit and fulfillment of this dream, and how it ignited his passion to inspire others to pursue their dreams by creating a film, The Amazing You.
Dr. Dragos continues by taking the reader behind the scenes in Silicon Valley, NASA headquarters, Buddhist monasteries, and Masonic temples as he holds conversations with influential movers and shakers as well as everyday people. Interweaving these conversations with tales of others who have pursued their passions, Dr. Dragos connects science, spirituality, and entrepreneurship to inspire you and empower you to make your dreams a reality. You’ll understand why now is the best time in history to bring your ideas to fruition and how your passion can be turned into practice. Dr. Dragos shows you how to find inner peace and release your fears, and transform hurt into power and dreams into reality.
About the Author
Dr. Dragos Bratasanu is an award-winning scientist, filmmaker, and speaker who has presented on five continents. Dragos holds a Ph.D. in satellite-based intelligence and has received several international awards for his scientific research and innovation. Fresh out of university, Dragos traveled alone on two expeditions to the North and the South Pole, and he became the engineer of the first Romanian Simulation Mission to Mars, paving the way for future manned missions to the Red Planet. In 2015, Google and Singularity University selected Dragos to be part of a major entrepreneurial venture at NASA in Silicon Valley.
The program brought together future leaders and entrepreneurs to create solutions for humanity's grand challenges. Forbes Magazine named their team "among the smartest people in the world." In 2017, Dragos was nominated for the Innovators Under 35 Award, the most prestigious recognition granted on behalf of MIT Technology Review for "the brightest minds in Europe that are changing society" with projects that can impact the world.
"In this engaging book, Dr. Dragos Bratasanu shows us that science is the contemporary language of spirituality. Read it, and you will learn that everything in your life is an initiation to your true potential--and pain and suffering, when you apply your will to move through difficult experiences, is the birthing process of wisdom. The Pursuit of Dreams teaches us that when we trust ourselves and fully surrender, our dreams will come true."
-- Dr. Joe Dispenza, New York Times best-selling author of Becoming Supernatural and You Are the Placebo
"The Pursuit of Dreams is the container for an elegant code. It's an advanced and consciousness-shifting 'mind-ware' that can breathe life into your greatest dreams and life's passions."
-- Gregg Braden, New York Times best-selling author of Human by Design and The Divine Matrix
"Dr. Dragos stands for the hopeless, for the ones who starve for more meaning and purpose, for the rejected and the lonely. The genius of Dr. Dragos makes us clearly see that beyond our suffering, doubts, and problems that we face in life, there is a place in our hearts where courage, hope, and love still make our dreams possible."
-- Guy Djoken, CEO and executive director of UNESCO Center for Peace
"[Dragos is] an exceptionally creative and forward-thinking fellow who knows how to . . . produce excellent results."
-- Dr. Guy Andr Boy, NASA chief scientist, professor at Florida Institute of Technology, and fellow of the Academy of Air & Space
"Dragos is one of those gifted contributors who is practicing what he is preaching. Maybe this explains his instant transformative effect on his audiences."
-- Cristian Onetiu, entrepreneur in the Forbes Top 500 and start-ups mentor