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Brooke Allen

Glen Ridge, NJ, United States

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Overview

  • 88 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Swedish
  • 62, Other
  • Member since 2006
  • Retired Fund Manager, founder: http:...
  • BA Mathematics, MBA Finance
  • From Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To pay it forward -- to be of service to "my people" who I define as "over-educated Westerners."

ABOUT ME

We are a family of four.

Brooke (the father) is the most active among us, so when you receive correspondence from this account, it is probably from him. The older son, Davis, is active too.

My background is in math, science, entrepreneurship, finance, and trading. Since 1995 I run a trading desk in the US subsidiary of a Canadian brokerage firm.

I have an interest in markets, with a particular interest in the JOB MARKET. (After all, most of the money people are losing in the stock market they made in the job market.)

I've founded: http://www.NoShortageOfWork.com to explore issues about work, and http://www.q4colleges.com for discussing higher education.

PHILOSOPHY

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness. Broad, wholesome, charitable views cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth. - Mark Twain

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Mostly I meet people when traveling and often I'll host a luncheon or dinner discussion group. I'll also surf when traveling.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We've hosted an amazing woman who came to NYC to spend a year riding a bicycle to South America. I've surfed couches as I travel on business trips, using the money saved to hold dinner-discussion groups.

Interests

Amateur Radio, Travel, Raising Children, writing.

I used to write the monthly "Father's Stories" column at International Family Magazine.

See:

http://www.internationalfamilymag.com/IFarchives/generations/fatherstories.htm

Since then, I've begun writing even more, see http://www.BrookeAllen.com for even more stuff.

A recent passion has been for Game Design.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have seen two babies being born.

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to show people how to find work when there are too few jobs. I want to teach hiring managers better ways of employing people. I'd like people to learn how to love their work or leave it.

Countries I've Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, United Kingdom, United States

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