I’m a systems manager, business strategist and writer. I’m driven by the potential for building entrepreneurial attitudes throughout all levels of business management and in government. My purpose is to work toward that end, while generating the power of true fiscal responsibility in organizations. Only then can the Big Objectives be achieved.

As a former dean of business and public administration in California, my writing currently centers on a phenomenon I’ve always found fascinating – the increasing investment that we humans often give to a losing proposition. That spiraling investment can be by a person, a business or a government.

I am now living Tip O’Neill’s reflection that “all politics is local” by serving as an elected city councilor in Oregon. People in my community are typically less interested in intangible ideas than they are in having clean water, pothole-free streets and robust choice of green restaurants and green spaces.