You are probably wondering: WHO THE HELL IS BOB JOHNSON? “Hello, World!” That is what Tiger Woods said 10 years ago when he began his career on the PGA tour! Well, I am no Tiger Woods! I wouldn’t want his money; and I certainly wouldn’t want his sullied reputation! No, I am just a middle-income, average guy from Carmel, Indiana who is full of random thoughts trying to escape from my chaotic brain. My wife, Jane, and I have been married for about ten years and have a blended family. She has two kids from a former marriage and I have a daughter from the second of my three marriages. We are living statistics that 50% of marriages don’t last! We think we have gotten it right this time…..let’s hope so!
I graduated from Kansas State in the mid 80’s and went to work for IBM as a salesman. After a couple of years, it was clear that I didn’t pack the gear to climb the mountain to IBM’s senior management. I knocked around for a couple of years before landing with my current company, Acme Consulting, (no road-runner/coyote jokes, please) where I handle business improvement models for various companies in the mid-west. I am no Warren Buffet; but, I am pretty good at analyzing businesses to help them become more efficient.
Jane has degree from Indiana University and is an administrator at a local high school. She is the smart one of the family and should be the head of the school district; but she doesn’t want to deal with the politics of system. She seems happy and content with her career!
Politically, I would describe myself as an independent with a generally conservative view of government. But depending on the issue, I could be left, right or centrist; and I could be a republican, democrat, or libertarian! If there was a “common sense” party, I would be a huge supporter!