My interests include creative thinking, problem solving, product innovation, scientific endeavors and human nature. I have a Masters Degree in Computer Science and a business background with over 35 years in the corporate world. My writing is a result of my studies and life experiences, with a lot of due diligence put into my research.
People say I have a knack for explaining things in an easy-to-understand manner. I received Level-3 Certification from the Yahoo Writer's Academy in 2013, a Lifetime Achievement Award from HubPages in 2015, and was voted The Most Helpful Hubber in 2017.
I'm retired now from a professional career managing systems development in two major corporations and over 35 years managing my own business. However, I'm still busy as ever with my writing (on HubPages' Network Sites), and my product innovations (with Edison Nation).
Writing has always been my passion with a mission to share my knowledge and experience to help and enlighten anyone looking for answers. Before I began writing articles online, I had published three paperback books that are also available on Kindle. Prior to that, way back in the 1980s, I wrote for trade journals and had several articles published in magazines related to computers and software. I guess writing has always been in my blood.
I began my career writing software. After earning my Master's Degree in Computer Science in 1974, I worked for Sears as a systems analyst managing systems development.
After Sears closed their New York Office I managed computer systems development at Merrill Lynch.
All that time I had fiddled with building my own home computer—and I wrote programs for it. This endeavor turned out to affect my future path. When the IBM PC was announced in 1981, other companies started competing and they were looking for software. I had licensed several of my software programs to major PC clone manufactures.
This success caused me to quit working in the corporate world and in 1982 I founded Stok Software, Inc. to focus on my software innovations:
COMET's success caused me to focus on developing software and product innovations for automated telephone systems for another 30 years.
It wasn't until 2009 when I began writing articles online to share education on various topics in which I'm knowledgeable.