I started my career working for a boutique consulting firm that was acquired by a Big 6 accounting firm to complement its management consulting group (back then there were the Big 8). Later I took a position with a Fortune 200 company. I've chosen to spend the last part of my career working at a small college, focusing on my economic and market interests. Most of my research and resulting analysis come from my coursework in which I try to help my students see the "big picture" and draw connections between economic events. I've developed the Econ P.I. website (www.econpi.com) to accurately describe economic conditions and determine how financial markets might be impacted. I do not have an agenda to push. Rather, I'm interested in determining what drives markets and identifying emerging trends.