Welcome to my personal website! Here you will find information about me; my writing, speaking, and other projects; cat photos; and much more.
Here are some basics:
- In September 2012, I joined Dale Carnegie Digital, a division of Dale Carnegie Training, a company that celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2012.
- Previously I've worked one year as Senior Research Analyst for Taleo (now Oracle) and 11+ years in several roles including Product Design Architect, Senior Instructional Designer, and Content Development Manager for Element K (now Skillsoft).
- I have a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester (1995). I also completed one year of graduate work in philosophy at Ohio State University.
I am a frequent speaker at events focused on areas such as Learning and Development and other areas of Talent Management and Human Capital Management. I have spoken at dozens of events, before audiences large and small, ranging from small regional workshops to national and international conferences. For a list of my public speaking experience, see my chronology of speaking engagements. For a video sample from 2011, see this video.
From May 2011 to May 2012 I was a principal author at Taleo Research's talent management blog , the company blog for Taleo, a talent management software company based in Dublin, CA. My writing at the blog ranged from general talent management topics to postings specific to sub-disciplines including recruiting, onboarding, performance management, sucession planning, compensation, and learning and development.
Prior to joining Taleo, from August 2008 through May 2011, I was the author of Element K Blog, the company blog for Element K, a learning solutions company based in Rochester, NY. My writing at the blog covered a range of topics, including Learning and Development industry trends, and various specific areas such as social learning and mobile learning.
In 2008 I published a new edition of Frontier Experience or Epistolary Sesquipedalian Lexiphanicism from the Occident, first written by J.E.L. Seneker in 1906. Simply stated, you have never seen a book like this!
To learn why, visit the pages at the book's website, and read the original author's preface, the editor's preface, see some sample quotations from the book (hilarious!), and more. This unique book is available for purchase through Amazon.com. For more information, visit this website I created.
I am one of the writers at Seamheads.com, a popular baseball blog and reference site. My blog articles tend to be about statistical analyses, Hall-of-Fame and "all-time rankings" considerations, and related topics.
I am also working on a baseball book project, tentatively titled "Baseball All-Time Dream Teams: A Modern Approach and Historical Review." The focus is on the recurring question of determining the All-Time Team rosters for each major-league franchise, and comparing my selections with those of other authors and fan surveys over the past 60 years.