Unlike most people today technology entrepreneur Alex Hern doesn’t see any advantage to multitasking. To explain why multitasking is actually counter-productive he sights scientific research that suggests that no one can perform multiple jobs at once and do them all correctly. Read more about Alex Hern at bloomberg.com.
Hern prefers to spend four to five hours a day focusing on one project with his phone turned off to create a distraction-free environment. He encourages others to spend more time with the smartphone turned off and to devote time normally spent on social media to actual human interaction.
For the last 25 years, Alex Hern has made his living getting emerging growth and startup technology companies off the ground. To date, he has co-founded, and or led nine different companies. Hern co-founded and served as the director of Inktomi.
Technology supplied by Inktomi kept AOL, MSN, and Yahoo up and running. With backing from Lockheed and L-3 Hearn co-founded the technology commercialization incubator Military Commercial Tech. A technology commercialization incubator is a company that takes an idea to market after giving it value. Hern served as Military Commercial Tech’s director and CEO. Follow Alex Hern on Linkedin.
Alex Hern had a hand in creating both Yesmail and the cybersecurity company Arcsight and served as director of the latter. The two companies were sold for $650 million and $1.5 billion respectively.
Tsunamixr is Hern’s latest company. Tsunamixr was born of the need for new software and platforms that were created when computers began transitioning from Central Processing Units (CPU) to Graphics Processing Units (GPU). For anyone looking to start their own business Hern suggests a company that provides greater transparency in accounting through the use of big data.
Alex Hern recently branched out into the field of pet care. He gave his daughter $100 to start a dog walking business.