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My passion is using modern technology to solve business problems and create business opportunities. I love to see my work make a difference (not necessarily change the world, but make someone's day a little bit easier or more fulfilling).

I thrive on leadership positions in which my skills in hands-on motivation and guidance of technologists, researchers, and developers will produce cutting-edge yet practical results. My technical skills combined with my business experience and focus make me a strong contributor on a management team.

Historically, I have made the people and companies that invested in me a lot of money, and also provided some value to the world at large. I would love to find a way to have a much larger impact on the community (while still being compensated, whether or not I'm making my employer large profits directly). I found Peter Diamandis' Abundance book quite inspiring (although I am skeptical of some of the specifics), and working on education (e.g. the Khan Academy, Lynda.com, etc) or traffic (e.g. Waze, INRIX, etc) or clean water, etc would be very cool. I haven't quite figured out how or where yet, so if you have any ideas, let me know!

Not very new, but still notable (to me) news: I wrote a chapter for the Bad Data Handbook, published in late 2012 by O'Reilly. My chapter describes an approach to assessing the quality and quirks of a data set, with several real-world examples that I've encountered in the past couple of years.

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Think you're pretty smart? Check out this Brain Teaser. Here's another one... I'm trying to keep them coming... Here's another one. Whoops, I added a new one a while back, but then forgot to add a link to it.


Stuff I've Written (mostly long ago...)


"It just shows what can be done by taking a little trouble," said Eeyore. "Do you see, Pooh? Do you see, Piglet? Brains first and then Hard Work. Look at it! That's the way to build a house."

--AA MILNE

"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right."

--Henry Ford

"The Web 2.0 business model is an 18-month job interview for a multi-million dollar signing bonus."

--me

"What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?"

--Robert Schuller(?)

"I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look inside."

--Eckhart Tolle

"If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room."

--unknown


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