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.

ALICE Training: Are Our Priorities Right?

Exceptional Ann Arbor Public Schools | ALICE Training

This morning, as a parent of children attending Ann Arbor public schools, I received an email concerning “ALICE training” from the superintendent, Jeanice Kerr Swift, Ph.D. But it makes me wonder, are we really focusing efforts and resources most effectively? Today’s…

Did Brian Williams Lie?

Brian Williams

Well, that’s the big question isn’t it? We all now know Brian Williams’ recent account of being on a helicopter that was shot down is not accurate. But did he lie? There is a difference between being wrong and being…

Orange County Measles and a Song

Measles--United States, 1950-2001

Orange County, California — great weather, affluent communities, thriving businesses, the original Disneyland Resort, and a measles outbreak. By now you’ve probably heard of the Disneyland measles outbreak. As of yesterday, at least 87 cases of measles have been confirmed across…

The Gun Delusion

The Gun Delusion

Yes, The Gun Delusion is an intentional play on Richard Dawkins’ best selling title, The God Delusion. I don’t mean to suggest the writing here is even a tenth as eloquent or compelling as that of the professor. But I do…

Confirmation Bias: Pray Away the Storm

Confirmation Bias: Pray Away the Storm

  Everyone suffers, to some degree or another, from confirmation bias. That is: the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses. The Wall Street Journal’s recent article, A Magician’s Best Trick:…