Frijov is a physicist with a passion for life sciences. He has recently synthesised decades of work on living systems into four characteristics of life, described in his book The Systems View of Life. His practice of systems thinking is founded in a multilingual childhood and research in physics, alongside a lifelong interest for oriental thought. He suggests practical tools and a practice of the arts to enourage new ways of thinking and understand interconnections, intentions and contexts. In a complex world, it is essential to remember how creative we humans can be, because creativity is the very essence of life.