Transition — From a Career to Being Independent

2018 is a year of transition for me.  Up until April I managed a portfolio of worldwide research collaborations between IBM and universities.  I was an angel investor looking for good research projects around the world to support to advance technologies and solutions important to the world, the IT industry, IBM, and universities. In May … Continue reading Transition — From a Career to Being Independent

The Child in Me Helps The Grown Up Me Find My Voice

After leaving IBM in May, I started a blog — mainly to tell my family and friends about my new life. I enthusiastically wrote my first piece “Education for Grown Ups: Learning Micro-fields with An Intellectual Guide”, showed it to my writer friends, and asked for their reactions. “Your writing sounds like corporate IBM speaking!”  … Continue reading The Child in Me Helps The Grown Up Me Find My Voice

My Body Teaches My Mind To Read Better — My Pilates Teacher Fixes A Reading Problem

“Stop wiggling” commands my Pilates instructor par excellence, Denise Miller, “or I will put you in a straight-jacket”. It didn’t seem to matter whether I was trying to lift my leg up to make leg circles or trying to align my spine on the mat or …  my body simply wiggles trying to make the … Continue reading My Body Teaches My Mind To Read Better — My Pilates Teacher Fixes A Reading Problem

Education for Grown Ups — Learning Micro Fields with an Intellectual Guide

I just left IBM.  I am feeling anxious and excited, familiar emotions when big changes happen in my life.  It happened when I arrived alone in the US to go to university; it happened when I arrived at IBM Research to start my first real job.  Now once again I am concerned and inspired by … Continue reading Education for Grown Ups — Learning Micro Fields with an Intellectual Guide