Thanks for you interest in learning more about me. There are really few better feelings in the world than knowing that another human being is truly interested in knowing more about you. So know before you read further that I am eternally grateful to you for clicking on the link that brought you to this page. Now to my story:
Who am I? How did I get here? Where am I going? I suppose those are the eternal questions. and I can start by saying that:
- I was born at a very young age, and
- I’ve spent the past four plus decades asking and answering those questions.
As you read (if you are still reading) and as we interact (if we interact) you will of course find your own answers to those questions but below I’ve made a stab at my answers.
I’m the eternal optimist and spent many of my early years playing the role of class clown. My wit is dry and always funny to me; I struggle daily with an addiction to sarcasm and have been known to fall off the wagon from time to time.
I retired on a rainy day in November just before I turned 27 when I realized that retirement had nothing to do with age or money and everything to do with state of mind (as long as there was enough money!)
As a retired 27 year old I was able to become bored quickly and within two months I had begun graduate school and a consulting career that supplemented the real estate investment business which originally allowed me to retire. Over the next 10 years or so I was able to build and grow both businesses and learn many valuable life and business lessons.
Late in 2005 a full-time teaching / administrative position at Worcester Polytechnic Institute opened up and I violated the rule I made for myself on that November day almost 10 years earlier. I took a job working for a company I didn’t own. In my defense I did write on my cover letter when I applied for the position that I was willing to do the job while they looked for a permanent hire. The response was: “No, we want you.” And I took the job to see if I liked teaching.
Now 10 years into my teaching career and after impacting the lives of over 10,000 students I can say that I do like it. For more insight into me, my life and my interests you can
- check out my personal web site at torbjornbergstrom.com,
- subscribe to one of my YouTube channels,
- interact with me on social media
- check out the web sites of the businesses I’m active in now:
- read one of the blogs I contribute to:
- the professor’s thoughts
- breakfast with TED
- a haiku a day
- send me an email, or
- give me a call.