I was a long-time senior executive in information-technology companies, having grown up (technology-wise) with the field since the mid-1960s. For the greater part of my career, these were sizable publically traded firms headquartered on the East Coast, where I still live. I retired in 2005 and was soon asked to become the founding chairman of an energy institute in the Midwest. After a 4-year appointment as chairman, I am now the vice chairman of that institute, which is focused on grid modernization. I continue to do casual consulting for Wall Street firms, on the competitive positioning and general financial prospects of information-technology companies. My investment strategies are pretty much homegrown, based on my good and bad outcomes, plus selective borrowings, of course, from the writings of investment professionals. For the past 15 years I have been focused on Value-with-Income investing. For example, during the nadir of the 2008 recession I bought numerous offerings of what I saw to be overly depressed Virginia municipal bonds using some of the proceeds from the sale of the last company I founded. Luckily, the agreement of sale for that company, at a 40% premium to the NASDAQ price, was signed a week or two before the Lehman/Bear Sterns collapse – though it took till the end of 2008 to pass the Nixon-Florio reviews mandated by the sale to a UK firm.