This is my personal blog so I can ‘bug the world more and my wife less’. My career has the always had me straddling business and technical worlds – a vestige of me being an engineer with a business degree. My work career has spanned managerial positions in several large NYC companies (American Express, Citigroup, JPMC ) and several technology start-ups. Most recently I have been a core member of the management consulting firms of Bridge22 and Tasnady Associates. And also launched a business with my wife – The Lyn-Genet Plan and a nutrition and exercise planning web app in conjunction with her third book – The Metabolism Plan.
I am currently studying machine learning applications and learning how to apply my background in data mining to this burgeoning field.
History with Technology:
My first programming languages were BASIC, Fortran and Assembler. My lastest languages – Ruby and Python. My first PC which got me through grad school at MIT was a DEC Personal PDP (PDT-11/150) – an 8-bit computer the size of a large microwave. My latest one – a Raspberry Pi Zero is the size of a pack a gum and has 8000 times the core memory of my DEC. I have had a good dozen Macs and every windows operating system but Vista. The spreadsheet has been my favorite business tool – ever since Excel adopted Pivot tables. But Lotus Improv remains my sentimental favorite spreadsheet program – I still miss its natural language array formulas.
Today the worlds business and technology are more intertwined than ever. With this comes more familiarity, better designs, but potentially more risk.