(Re)Focusing on What Matters…

For a long time, I’ve wanted an outlet to share what I’ve learned and help others out in the process.  I haven’t been very good at getting to the right answer (but, then again, when do we?…)  A great article by Penelope Trunk got me going (so, I should probably thank her for getting me “back in the game”…)

So, I’ve decided to start posting again with what I’m genuinely interested in.  I’ll see how that works – I may switch things around again in the future…

I dig science, math, and the logic of things.  But not everything is black and white (but there is still a very logical way of thinking about and dealing with this grayness…)

I’ve always been interested in learning what makes our world tick – physics is awesome, game theory is really cool about how it helps to understand how people interact with each other, and abstract computational systems are just really fascinating to me…

(you might be saying, “HUH?”, but stick with me…)

But what I really like is that what I know about these really technical fields actually explains a lot of what we see in the world – whether that’s in business, politics, or even in raising our kids.

I’ll probably write some things about technology – if I find it interesting, and I think you’ll enjoy what I have to say about it…

I’ll probably connect to some things in the news as I hear them.  Seeing today’s events from a different perspective is always interesting to me…

I may even recommend some really cool books that I”m reading, because I do dig books…

I have a wide variety of interests, but what I really connect with is how all of these things have interrelationships and all make (some) sense.  I LOVE to get to the core answer behind it all, which sometimes leads to counterintuitive things…

And I really believe that we can all live better lives – achieve more of what we want to do in life – make a real difference – if we know what REALLY drives things.  And learning these lessons that takes real understanding, applying some logic, and digging deeper than what may appear right in front of you.

And… most importantly – keeping an open mind and challenging your own beliefs.  People are funny that way – sticking to what they already know because it makes them feel better/safer not to change.  I, however, would rather know than not know, and if that means I had it wrong before, then so be it.

So – I’m willing to take the ride.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy taking the ride with me…

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I currently serve as Vice President of Decision Science at CenturyLink. I've previously served as a leader in the Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics (ARCA) practice at PwC and as Director of Data Science & Analytics Engineering at Areté Associates. I've served the public as Chair of the Thousand Oaks, CA Planning Commission. I have been married to my wife Stephanie since 1993, and we have a wonderful daughter Monroe. Learn more about me »

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