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Michael

SENIOR TECHNOLOGIST

Hometown: 
Burnsville, MN ... though I've been in Chicago long enough to consider it my adopted home.

Favorite book(s):
Getting Things Done by David Allen, which made an enormous difference in my life. No, wait ... Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem is one of the best cross-genre... wait a second ... I'm still thinking about some of the scenes in Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers, so ... hold on ... can I get back to you?

Random fact:
I am the host and producer of Tech Talk -- one of the longest running technology talk/interview radio programs in the Midwest (over 12 years).  We've had guests such as Craig Newmark, Guy Kawasaki, Nick Bilton, and many, many others.  You can still hear me most Saturdays at 10AM CST on WRLR 98.3 FM if you're in the Chicagoland area!

How do you make Story+Structure do its magic? 
My varied background gives me the perspective to see and help create solutions that are often unique, and uniquely effective. I also maintain an extensive duct tape collection and well-organized rolodex for when all that other stuff fails.

Bio:
Michael brings technology, communication, and education together in his work. This is borne from his broad base of experience from K-12 to telecom giant NEC.

Michael believes that you need to apply appropriate and meaningful investment in technology. "We must never lose sight of the fact that technology is a tool, not a goal, for our educational organizations."

Michael heads up 43Folders Technology Solutions. 43Folders provides consulting and web development services to mid-to-large sized organizations.

When he's not working, Michael's three teenage children, two overactive terriers, and a long list of volunteering, hobbies, and other activities keeps him quite busy.

Michael is excited to watch his wife of 20 years get her masters in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago.

Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University; M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management; and studied philosophy at University of Chicago