Creativity drives my imagination and quite often it is charged with speeding.
I was born in New Jersey and moved to South Florida to start the 6th grade. I graduated from Hollywood Hills High School and attended Broward Community College where I majored in Business Administration and Psychology. I continued my education with a writing course from LaSalle University which gave me the confidence to write while overcoming my challenges with dyslexia.
After my teenage years working in the car wash business, I was hired by Florida Power & Light as an entry level stock clerk in the storeroom warehouse at the Fort Lauderdale Power Plant. It was there that I learned about inventory control, planning, purchasing and most importantly, Deming Quality. I worked my way to the top, and after 14 years, it was time to move on to something more challenging. I moved my family to Colorado and did consulting work based on Deming Quality Improvement and cost cutting programs.
I became bored as I missed the everyday constantly changing priorities. I realized that I was the most happy when I had 20 things to do at the same time. I searched for something different and accepted a job at a think-tank company which created and taught corporate games revolving around the specific needs of the client, many of which were Fortune 500 companies. These made-to-order projects ranged from understanding accounting, to benchmarking, improving sales, teamwork strategies and beyond. The innovative culture encouraged me to brainstorm new ideas into the creative process on projects and the experience was amazing. This knowledge became the cornerstone for creating my own version of corporate training which I named "Business Olympics." A combination of team building, customer satisfaction, thinking outside the box, and perfected brainstorming were all rolled into a series of games that I still teach today in the United States, India and Singapore.
My next venture was even more diverse as I applied for a job as a production manager at a manufacturing plant that made exercise equipment in collaboration with Reebok. I redesigned the assembly lines and set up production runs for new equipment which allowed the company to double their gross income in my first year. Additional creative changes and Deming principles allowed me to get the most out of the company as my second year saw the gross profits double again from the year before. The company had reached its full potential and it was time to move on, so I left to pursue a new career in high tech.
With one daughter graduated from college, and another going to college in 3 years, it was the perfect time to get back on a motorcycle. I bought a brand new Harley Davidson Sportster, and my biker days were back in full swing. Riding in the mountains of Colorado, and with everyone telling me I was going through a mid-life crisis, I got the idea to write a book about that exact thing. But the story that came out surprised even me as Rigby’s Roads, the adventure, began to snap from my fingers.
I write poetry, and write all of the Christmas, birthday and Valentine's Day cards as a special gift to my loved ones.
I am fascinated with solving puzzles, and I enjoy creating them.
I can solve any Rubik's cube ... I actually found a way to cheat.
I appreciate the most finite details.
Favorite music: Beatles, Green Day, Vivaldi, Mozart, Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hendrix, and everything from the 60's.
Favorite movies: Anything by Steven Spielberg, or Ron Howard.
Favorite Saying: There are always alternatives.
I have a US Patent.
I created a game show based on right/left brain recognition.
Rigby's Roads by Michael Charles Messineo This book is about life and death and overcoming personal struggles to discover the real you that is hidden inside. The story emphasizes waking up in life, working your list of 50 things to do... and completing life’s real Bucket List of experiences that you think about but never do. Think about it... Before I die...
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Maddy's Secret: The Search For Einstein's Lost Work by Michael Charles Messineo What if you were named as heir to a Will that you knew nothing about and members of your family were being kidnapped and tortured for information they didn't have? What if you went to the police only to find out the Russian Mafia and your own government were behind the personal attacks in their effort to find the lost research of Albert Einstein that is mysteriously connected to the Will in your ... Amazon.comBarnes & Noble.comPublish America
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Look at the picture, tilt your head to the left, and then to the right until you see the word.
Beware of the liar.
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