I enjoy corporate strategy especially the influence of strategic choices on stock performance and corporate earnings. Good strategic choices influence customer choices, corporate relationships and the quality of earnings. That's the focus of my curiosity and optical lens through which I write and read articles. I am a graduate of the Carlson School of Management with an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management. My other interests are business development, working with small businesses and cycling. How may I help you?
Managing Director, Devils Advocate Group, and coauthor of three books on strategy and innovation including, most recently, "The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups"
Personal Investor following most sectors but with focus on tech and further focus on communication chip companies and Internet infrastructure....although my watch list has many companies from many sectors.
I have a Mech Eng honors degree with 35 years as a petroleum engineer/onsite operations manager/finance, forecasting and metrics manager. I was also section chairperson for Society of Petroleum Engineers so have a good feel for the oil production and transport industry. 26 of those years were with Shell (mostly TEOR in CA) and the last 9 years overseas (ME) with Oxy.
I saved and invested well so retired in 2014 at age 58 and invest mainly as a hobby as I have my retirement secured.
I am a partner in an investment management firm. I have been in the investment business since 1968 and have loved every minute of it. Our firm is a strategic investment manager for Tax-exempt organizations, trusts and high net worth individuals. We manage equities in thematic portfolios, such as investing in companies that will benefit from the aging of the population and since 1993, a proprietary tax efficient asset allocation program invested in ETFs.
Journalist by profession. I have been writing for various publications for seven years. I have also taught for two years. My interests lie in the business sector, and I also like to cover the fashion industry. I analyze, research and write feature pieces and comprehensive stories regarding business.