Author: F. Andy Seidl

F. Andy Seidl is a serial entrepreneur, software innovator, and technology business advisor with over thirty years of experience. Most recently, Andy is a founding partner at Advantary LLC, a full-service management accelerator that provides interim CxO services to early/mid-stage companies. He also teaches a course on Digital Product Design at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, Center for Entrepreneurship. Andy is passionate about building software to last, playing guitar, mountaineering, backpacking, hiking, running, and critical thinking. He is Dad to a son and twin daughters with his incredibly accomplished best friend, business partner, and wife of 36 years.

Were you there?

For a couple years now, creationist like Ken Ham have been delighting in teaching little kids to challenge scientific claims regarding the age of the Earth or the universe with the clever, albeit disingenuous, response: “How do you know? Were…

Help Me Beta Test Slim Surveys

I’m helping to beta test a new online survey tool called Slim Surveys. The silly little survey below was created using the beta version.  If you have a minute,  please: Take the survey below (there are only four questions) so…

It’s All About Abstraction

I started writing a new post this morning about one of my favorite topics: levels of abstraction.  While looking for references, I ran across this post I wrote for Google+ on January 6, 2012.  So, with the author’s permission, I’ll…

Making Things Too Simple

The Monty Hall Problem and the Two Boys Riddle are such great riddles precisely because they exploit our tendency to make things too simple.  That is, to (erroneously) “simplify” even to the point of discarding relevant information.  But as Albert…