I have worked as a math professor, programmer, consultant, manager, and statistician. I enjoy combining these skills and experiences to solve problems and see the solutions carried out.
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Working with professionals can be a joy. Not only can they solve your problem, they may help you see what problem you should solve. I’ve had several instances lately when I hired a pro to do something I’d attempted myself. In each case I was very pleased and wondered why I hadn’t done this sooner. […]
You can’t subtract 4 from 3 (and stay inside the natural numbers, but you can inside the integers). You can’t divide 3 by 4 (inside the ring of integers, but you can inside the rational numbers). You can’t take the square root of a negative number (in the real numbers, but in the complex numbers […]
Here’s an internal dialog I’ve had several times. “What will happen when you’re done with this project?” “I don’t know. Maybe not much. Maybe great things.” “How great? What’s the best outcome you could reasonably expect?” “Hmm … Not that great. Maybe I should be doing something else.” It’s a little paradoxical to think that […]
What got you here won’t get you there. I’ve been thinking about that title lately. Some things that used to be the best use of my time no longer are. I bought Marshall Goldsmith’s book by that title shortly after it came out in 2007. As much as I liked the title, I was disappointed […]
Ebola elicits two kinds of reactions in the US. Some think we are in imminent danger of an Ebola epidemic. Others think Ebola poses absolutely zero danger and that those who think otherwise are kooks. Nothing can be discussed rationally. Even narrow scientific questions lead to emotionally-charged political arguments. Those who have a different opinion […]
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