Over the years I have become passionate and curious about data and research. I tend to be an obsessive learner who loves behavioral economics. As my home page suggests, I earned over 3 million frequent flyer miles consulting on every continent except Antarctica.
I often find myself cross-pollinating classic and contemporary methods. While I have over 20 years practical experience, it is important to keep learning and applying the latest techniques including machine learning, data mining and text analytics. Machine learning is a technique to automate much of what is learned in statistics. Data mining use to mean going through publications looking for data. While that is still valid, data mining today includes going through very large data sets looking for some sort of pattern.
I try to keep one toe in academia. I taught in an M.B.A. program and Graduate Psychology for over a decade. In fact, I instructed over 50 sections of statistics, quantitative analysis, organizational behavior and economics courses. Additionally, I authored several books and contributed chapters in several books (see resume for listing). MyBookSucks, with over 8 million views, is another form of academia where I can teach to students all over the world.
I have presented papers at conferences in the USA, Europe and Asia.