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.

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:…

George Zimmerman — He’s Baaaack

George Zimmerman

It’s been slightly more than a year since I last blogged about George Zimmerman, when my last Zimmerman prediction proved correct. I had predicted, “within the next five years, George Zimmerman will be arrested (or otherwise detained by authorities) again…

The Cluetrain Listicle: New Clues

This is good: The Cluetrain Listicle. Very good. It’s true. The Cluetrain Listicle sets out a sequence of 121 new ideas–clues–about the Web. And about us. And how the two are related. The new clues remind us of the incredible, world changing power of…

Sink or Float? Sailors Dive Training Riddle

Sailors Dive Training

A couple years ago, when my kids were in elementary school, I coached their school’s “Sink or Float” team for the Science Olympiad. The objective of the Sink or Float competition was straightforward: Students must demonstrate their ability to determine which objects will sink…

Torture and Religion: A Curious Correlation

Torture and Religion

Torture and religion. That’s sort of an oxymoronic sounding phrase, isn’t it? But in fact, a recent Washington Post poll suggests that torture and religion are not entirely unrelated. Specifically, the poll shows that one’s religion–or lack thereof–is correlated with one’s view on…