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.

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…

7 Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work

If you do much writing at all—blogs, memos, proposals, papers, even e-mail—you know the difficulty of proofreading your own work.  It’s all too easy to proofread what you think you wrote rather than what you actually wrote.  To paraphrase Simon…

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…

Riddles: Monty Hall and Two Boys

For more than two decades, the Monty Hall problem stood as my favorite probability riddle.  But recently, the Two Boys riddle has replaced Monty Hall as my favorite.  Both are excellent riddles that exploit the same underlying weakness in the…