I am a retired professor with a PhD in Finance, Real Estate, and Systems Research from The Ohio State University. I retired after 40 years in teaching from an endowed chair in Entrepreneurship. While a professor I taught primarily Finance and Strategic Management. Have and continue to serve as a managerial mentor, consultant and board member for businesses and social service organizations, Served as a senior manager in a public company early in my career and returned to teaching after the firm was sold. My research was concentrated on writing and publishing business case studies and doing research on financial decision making. I enjoy reading, classical music and participating in the quality informational exchange on this site. I also sit on the editorial boards of various business case journals.