My passion is the invention of new technologies.
I have been developing and selling software since 1983.
I am self-trained in software engineering, which I have taught in college. During my time at Stuyvesant High School in NYC, my writing and photography were published nationally. I have also earned money as a print shop manager, amateur auto racer, and competitive pool player. I held a ladder ranking at StarCraft for over a year, but never found a way to monetize that luxury. I hold a BA in Electronic Music and Classical Composition from Bennington College, and an Executive MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
My memberships include the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, NFTE, where I help inner-city youth to develop business plans; YEO (1999-2002), a young entrepreneurs peer group; Carnegie Hall, where I am a ‘notable’ patron; The Morgan Library, where I am a ‘young associate’, The Electronic Music Foundation, where I am a founding patron, Sugarbush Soaring, where I fly sailplanes; The Aspen Institute, its group of young thinkers, the Socrates Society; and I am a 10x attendee of the invitation-only TED Conferences, which bring together the great innovators of technology, entertainment, and design.
Some day I will learn to work less than 80 hours in a week. I like gardening and working outdoors in the shade of my trees — eventually I’ll buy a little stone house in the back forests of Vermont. It would be wonderful to see individual entrepreneurs push WalMart and McDonald’s out of business. If I ever think I’m smart enough to deserve the privilege, I’d like to volunteer my time as a teacher.