About

Introduction

Open Notes, Et Cetera are my notes on productivity, technology and social branding— where your social bandwidth shapes your online and offline presence — where the tools and the techniques that can propel you forward in life and make you more effective are candidly discussed based on experiential knowledge rather than text book advice. You will only find new here.

A major part of this journey is devoted to my Getting Things Done Challenge to achieve GTD Black Belt by modeling the best practices of David Allen, the productivity Einstein of the Information Age. I am pulling out all the stops here to bring you the best tools and insights from the primary sources themselves—anything practical and cutting edge- you will always find it here first.

Biography
As a professor I am always looking for fresh ways to engage and to empower an audience to learn and grow. I am as much at home in a classroom, as I am speaking before a large audience or collaborating in a creative production environment. New and challenging always excites me. I am lucky enough to be one of the few people that do what they love. I am an Adjunct Film Professor at the Art Institute of Houston which is one of the most rewarding places to teach.

I have over 10-years of hands on production experience working for such companies as Fox News, CBS, ABC, and MTV Networks. I worked on such documentary projects as David Wolper’s Celebrate the Century, Ken Burn’s Jazz and projects and Henry Hampton’s America’s War On Poverty. I hold a self-designed Masters of Arts in Media Business and Production from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where I combined MBA classes and film production courses from Tisch, and a Bachelors of Arts in English and a Bachelors of Science in Journalism from Boston University.

I am tri-state native from the New York City Metropolitan area where I grew up and lived for my entire life, recently transplanted to Houston Texas, where I, currently, reside with my wife Keila and my two dogs.