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About the Author
Craig Humphreys Craig is a skilled entrepreneur, business and process analyst, technology innovator, and foremost, a problem solver. He has founded or been a key contributor to several startups including the scale up of Facebook. Craig is focused on solving high-value business problems. He is an expert in solving “Wicked Problems” that plague business and public sector organizations, such as process inefficiency, waste, low productivity, mismatched incentives, etc. Craig has developed state-of-the-art technologies, including the Soviet-era crop yield estimation algorithms for the intelligence industry, noise and clutter removal algorithms for the aerospace industry, and option trading and processing algorithms for financial trading systems. He asserts his most valuable expertise is in clearly identifying and solving challenging technology and process problems. He is a proponent of, "The Art of Asking Stupid Questions". Craig has worldwide business experience, including projects and business startups in China, Germany, and France. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and German and is a devoted father. He holds a MSEE and MBA from Stanford University and a BSEE/ChE minor from the University of California, Davis. He is proud of his son studying Math at UCLA. Leonard Bertain, PhD Leonard Bertain is a founding partner at the War on Waste Academy, an Internet knowledge-based business. The business was developed to deliver a classroom program into an Internet deliverable product. He & Craig recently launched the product with the successful adoption by a number of Fortune 100 companies. In a career spanning over 30 years, Len Bertain has coached over 150 CEOs to help them solve problems in process inefficiencies that led to lost profits in their business. He created the well-known “War on Waste” program, a preeminent Lean Business tool, to guide leadership teams through a proprietary process. He is an author of five Amazon # 1 selling books on Problem Solving and the War on Waste and a frequent speaker to CEO groups. His books can be found described in his bookstore at: www.lenbertainsbooks.com. Since its inception, the War on Waste problem solving approach has generated over $1 Billion in first-year profits from over 10,000 ideas, all generated by client company employees. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Nevada with Thesis in Low Energy Nuclear Physics and a B.S. in Physics and Math from St. Mary’s College of California.