My background is in technology, and I've started, ran, and sold my own venture-funded business. I started investing over 25 years ago, and ended up doing lots of financial planning and analysis for companies I've started or worked at. My goal is to find investment opportunities by replacing emotion with analysis, and work with others to improve on that over time. Areas of focus for me have been technology growth stocks, energy stocks (including MLPs), and preferred stock--but I'm open minded. And, despite the user name, I've eaten a lot of humble pie over the years!