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About me

Gender Male
Industry Technology
Occupation Writer -- college textbooks
Location Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Introduction Over the years, I’ve been an engineer, a manager, a professor, a consultant, an author and an entrapreneur. I was founder of Evannex, an automotive aftermarket products manufacturer and e-commece company that specializes in electric vehicles. I've written a number of best-selling college textbooks and have tried the occasional novel. My latest book, Normalizing Insanity, discusses how fantasy ideas become viral narratives that lead to insane policies. I’ve lived long enough to see the irrationality in extreme positions taken by both ends of the political spectrum and worry that decisions driven by these positions may get us all into very real trouble. I harbor no illusions about influencing decision-making, only making a comment or two that might provoke you to think beyond the prevailing narrative. On a personal level, I’ve been married for over 50 years (to the same person!) and have two terrific sons who live and work in South Florida and Los Angeles. I'm originally from Connecticut, but have lived in SoFla for more than 20 years.
Interests International and domestic politics, technology trends and their cultural impact, software engineering (my expertise), tennis (NTRP 4.5), golf (10 handicap), pickleball (4.0), Padel (4.0), college basketball (go UConn!), have owned Tesla Model S, X, 3 and Y
Favorite Movies The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Bohemian Rhapsody, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Nine Queens, Usual Suspects, Chinatown, Silence of the Lambs, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Saving Private Ryan, Pulp Fiction, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Network, Goodfellas, The Deerhunter, Rainman, Fargo, Almost Famous, Lost in Translation, Momento, City of God, No Country for Old Men, The Drop
Favorite Music Bruno Mars, Joe Bonamassa, Christina Aguilera, Marvin Gaye, Shakira, Amy Winehouse, Sara Bareilles, Jackson Brown, Train, Jason Mraz, Rihanna, Zero 7, Nora Jones, Seal, Toni Braxton, Kevin Lyttle, Sade, Meghan Trainor, Groove Armada
Favorite Books The Smear, The Art of Racing in the Rain, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Shadow of the Wind, Bonfire of the Vanities, Kite Runner, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Cutting for Stone, Aztec, The Road, The Tipping Point, Gold Coast, The Singularity is Near, Our Last Invention, Blink, Start-Up Nation, The 48 Rules of Power, Elon Musk (Issacson), Reckless Endangerment, Steve Jobs, Gone Girl, Defending Jacob, The Lock Artist, News of the World, The Boys in the Boat, The Amateur, Unbroken, Blue Latitudes, Superintelligence, Reality+