Serial entrepreneur. Married for 26 years to a brilliant and beautiful actress. Life-long monogamy rocks. Eight awesome kids. 18-year old son plans to work for (or run) Google someday. He already runs the largest Nexus 7 owner community on Google+. :)
After 22 years as an entrepreneur, I now work for Gallup, evangelizing strengths psychology to individuals and organizations everywhere. My Top 10 Strengths are: Learner, Input, Ideation, Intellection, Strategic, Analytical, Competition, Achiever, Activator, Futuristic.
My favorite topics are platforms & APIs, mobile and social app development, internet marketing, entrepreneurship, technology innovation, incubators, tech IPOs, the business of genealogy, education technology, transparency in government, financial regulation, the danger of OTC derivatives, restoring Glass-Steagall, massively distributed capitalism, the distributed internet, and when the world needs an emotional pick-me-up, video clips of Jimmer playing college basketball.
Politically I'm an anti-partisan Independent who believes that our political system (both parties) has been corrupted by big money, gerrymandering, and the loss of critical checks & balances. My political slogan is "I seek not for power, but to pull it down."
I proposed a "Git Repository for Legislative Markup" at the Facebook Congressional Hackathon in 2010. Every word of every law ought to be traceable to the elected official who authorized it. And the impact and consequences of laws and regulations should be measured and scrutinized.
Fan of Lawrence Lessig and Buddy Roemer. Attended No Labels kick off in NYC in 2013.
All Congressional Research Service reports should be freely available to the public, and a social network should be built on top of it (and THOMAS) so citizens can weigh in on every important issue facing the legislature.