An overview of the factors that built the American Industrial System, the most powerful industrial machine that the world has ever seen.
Howard Flomberg has had the unique opportunity to have two successful careers simultaneously. At the ripe old age of 19 he was selected by the Air force to become a Computer Technician. His first computer has 58,000 vacuum tubes and the computing power of a cell phone. After his discharge from the Air force he went on to garner two degrees in Computer Information Systems After College (Thank you GI Bill) Flomberg spent about 30 years developing Information Systems as everything from a Jr. Programmer to a Database Administrator and a Project Manager. He consulted at many Fortune 500 companies, He worked for Ross Perot in two companies. He blazed the trail on Quality Assurance and Methodologies. While working in Industry, Flomberg started teaching Part Time at his Alma Mater, Metropolitan State College of Denver. At first he taught the topics that were needed in the late 70's and early 80's: COBOL, Analysis and Design, Mainframe JCL. But as the industry changed Flomberg changed his teaching direction to Management Science. he Taught Business Statistics, Advanced Business Statistics, and various management courses. He was given the opportunity to build his dream Course, Management Decision Theory. He wrote the Textbooks and had a ball. Howard Flomberg is now retired from both careers, three if you include dodging mortar shells and rockets in Southeast Asia, and is going to relax, write and consult.