I have lived a mostly satisfying and varied life. Beginning in 1970, I spent over twenty-five years in the music industry as a producer, manager and nightclub owner. Since 1994, I have worked as a professional mediator, helping families and businesses resolve conflicts in mutually satisfactory ways. For the past eight months, I have been employed as a corrections officer in a local prison, managing between two hundred and three hundred inmates on the night shift.
I am in my third year of college working towards a Bachelor’s in psychology to be followed by a Master’s in sociology. So far, my studies are sustaining my theory of predatory leadership, a somewhat complex formula that explains how those who are the least suited for collaborative and compassionate leadership tend to prevail in the competition for positions of power and control. It is my hope that this theory will provide information and insights that will enable people to make better choices about whom they follow, promote, elect and marry. The eventual result will be a more humane economy and society in which no child will be denied the opportunity to achieve her or his greatest potential.