I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and I received BS in Mathematics and an MS in Mathematics/ Computer Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan. After that, I had a long career at IBM in staff and management positions in a wide variety of areas, including information technology, marketing and sales, communications, finance, and an executive position in process improvement. In these positions, I learned how to make difficult technical concepts easy for customers and fellow employees to understand.

After leaving IBM, I undertook an extensive course of study leading to a black belt in the Lean Six Sigma disciplines of process and quality improvement. There was a heavy statistics component, which I and other students often found confusing. This was despite the fact that a book on statistics with its accompanying video was provided as part of the course.
Students in the course asked the instructor to recommend another, clearer, book on statistics. The instructor did so, but that still did not provide a deep, intuitive understanding of the concepts. I read other books and web pages, with much the same result. (See the page Why This Book is Needed). So, I started to write descriptions of the most confusing statistical concepts in my own words, producing unique types of Graphics that Teach to supplement this. I used these in the 4 hour openbook black belt certification exam, and scored 100.00%.
I sent some of this material to the instructor, Thomas Pyzdek, and asked him if he thought it would be worthwhile to pursue writing a book on the subject. Mr. Pyzdek is President of the Pyzdek Institute and coauthor of the oftcited The Lean Six Sigma Handbook. He confirmed that there was definitely a need for a book that made statistical concepts that simple, and he encouraged me to pursue writing it. Two and a half years and 400 pages later, this book was completed.
I currently live in Ridgefield, CT. I look forward to hearing from you; see the Communicate page on this website for ways to do this.
Students in the course asked the instructor to recommend another, clearer, book on statistics. The instructor did so, but that still did not provide a deep, intuitive understanding of the concepts. I read other books and web pages, with much the same result. (See the page Why This Book is Needed). So, I started to write descriptions of the most confusing statistical concepts in my own words, producing unique types of Graphics that Teach to supplement this. I used these in the 4 hour openbook black belt certification exam, and scored 100.00%.
I sent some of this material to the instructor, Thomas Pyzdek, and asked him if he thought it would be worthwhile to pursue writing a book on the subject. Mr. Pyzdek is President of the Pyzdek Institute and coauthor of the oftcited The Lean Six Sigma Handbook. He confirmed that there was definitely a need for a book that made statistical concepts that simple, and he encouraged me to pursue writing it. Two and a half years and 400 pages later, this book was completed.
I currently live in Ridgefield, CT. I look forward to hearing from you; see the Communicate page on this website for ways to do this.