Personal mission: “To be of meaningful help to ‘my people’ who I define as ‘Over-Educated Westerners’.”
NOTE: After more than 40 years working to make money and wealth for others (and occasionally myself) I have decided to delegate that stuff and spend my time making a difference.
My latest project: Questions for Colleges (Q4Colleges.com) – What if faculty and staff at colleges answered the kinds of questions they ask applicants:
What is your mission? How did you come by your values? Discuss an ethical issue. Tell a story that changed how you think or feel. Or demonstrate critical thinking by asking a question your institution should be asking itself, and then answering it honestly.
We want to be a catalog of the people students go to college to meet.
Ongoing: No Shortage of Work (NoShortageOfWork.com) – Promoting the idea that even when you’re not doing something for pay, do something anyway.
Ongoing: Humongous Shortage of Work (HumongousShortageOfWork.com) – self-parody site promoting: “No learning without grades. No work without pay.”
Interest: Game Design – Gamifying the Job Search, Game Design as Life Design
Interest: Job Market (Observation: Inefficient markets reward creative effort in ways efficient markets do not.) Creative ways of hiring: Article in Science, Interview. Creative ways of finding work: Article in Science, Personal Story. Interview: Job Hunting is Like Dating (but is it a seduction or a search for true love?)
PLEASE READ MY PERSONAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT to learn more about what you can expect of me, good and bad.
- Manager – Head of the Quantitative Trading Group at Maple Securities, USA, Inc.
- Founder: Brooke Allen Information Systems, Inc., Bravo Alpha, Inc., MANE Fund Management, Inc.
- Co-Founder: Education Technology Center, Inc., APL PI, Inc.
- Author – Numerous short stories, two plays, and a book in progress.
- Hobbies – Computer Programming, Amateur Radio, Travel, Networking, Burning Man
- Family Man – Wife: Eve, Sons: Davis and Glen
1961-62 6th Grade with Mr. Rieur
1970-71 Rose Poly (now RHIT)
1971-74 BA, Math, Rutgers
1974-77 F/T Staff-P/T MS/CS
1977-79 American Airlines, Analyst
1979-81 Manager, I. C. S., Inc.
1981-Starts Brooke Allen Info. Sys.
1984-Starts Education Tech. Ctr.
1986-Got MBA, Finance, N. Y. U.
1986-88 Got over MBA
1986-90 Merrill Lynch, New York
1990-92 Merrill Lynch, Tokyo
1992-93 C. S. First Boston, Tokyo
1993-Starts Bravo Alpha, Inc.
1995-Joins Maple Securities, USA, Inc.
2004-Starts MANE Fund Mgmt., Inc.
2006-Begins writing in earnest
2 thoughts on “About Me”
I enjoyed learning a bit about you and reading your post: “How to hire good people instead of nice people”. I also enjoyed your Craigslist job ad.
Leading with sincerity is (albeit sadly) a surprisingly fresh approach. Thanks!
Thoroughly enjoyed reading both your personal website and NSoW.
If you ever need a couch to surf on in Sydney, Australia drop me a line! 😉