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Andy Bettisworth

Andy Bettisworth


Web Developer at Accreu.com.

Web Developer at Accreu.com.

Expert in strategy and process; doing the right thing better (faster).

Expert in strategy and process; doing the right thing better (faster).

Writer of daily 1–2 minute blog posts on strategy and process.

Writer of daily 1–2 minute blog posts on strategy and process.

Space cowboy from Texas.

Space cowboy from Texas.

My favorite color is blue.

My favorite color is blue.

I believe any perceived zero-sum game inevitably leads to war.

I believe any perceived zero-sum game inevitably leads to war.

I believe zero-sum games are all artificial (perception based on incomplete information).

I believe zero-sum games are all artificial (perception based on incomplete information).

I'm a hobbyist triathlete. Swim. Bike. Run.

I'm a hobbyist triathlete. Swim. Bike. Run.

Graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Supply Chain Management.

Graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Supply Chain Management.

Eagle Scout. The highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program.

Eagle Scout. The highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program.

I participated in band (playing drums) for 7 years throughout middle and high school.

I participated in band (playing drums) for 7 years throughout middle and high school.

I vote. However I don't subscribe to any one party. I judge candidates on an individual basis and if their election will increase or decrease my freedom.

I vote. However I don't subscribe to any one party. I judge candidates on an individual basis and if their election will increase or decrease my freedom.

I believe in a higher power. That power is Science. I'm pro-religion, but only for its original merits as a tool used by colonialists to civilize and appropriate other cultures.

I believe in a higher power. That power is Science. I'm pro-religion, but only for its original merits as a tool used by colonialists to civilize and appropriate other cultures.

I'm terrible at tracking time. I very much live in the moment. It's a fun life, but it creates unintended consequences. I once scheduled flowers to be delivered to a girl I was interested in. Only later did I discover the actual delivery date was April Fools' Day.

I'm terrible at tracking time. I very much live in the moment. It's a fun life, but it creates unintended consequences. I once scheduled flowers to be delivered to a girl I was interested in. Only later did I discover the actual delivery date was April Fools' Day.

I had the worst asthma as a child. Pollen and dust were not my friend. The most extreme incident had me collapsed gasping for breath. I did outgrow it. Working theory is regular exercise and eating natural honey played a significant role in my recovery.

I had the worst asthma as a child. Pollen and dust were not my friend. The most extreme incident had me collapsed gasping for breath. I did outgrow it. Working theory is regular exercise and eating natural honey played a significant role in my recovery.

The fact I do triathlons is not something I take for granted. As a child I had a traumatic experience almost losing my left leg. I ran into an old fashion glass patio door. I say old, because the glass technology used isn't produced anymore. On impact the glass shattered into a few large chunks perfect for cleaving flesh and bone. One landed right across my left leg below the knee. I'm told by my father that I was very apologetic, repeating, "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry". I'm still unpacking what kind of childhood I had that my first instinct was to worry about the glass door over self-preservation.

The fact I do triathlons is not something I take for granted. As a child I had a traumatic experience almost losing my left leg. I ran into an old fashion glass patio door. I say old, because the glass technology used isn't produced anymore. On impact the glass shattered into a few large chunks perfect for cleaving flesh and bone. One landed right across my left leg below the knee. I'm told by my father that I was very apologetic, repeating, "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry". I'm still unpacking what kind of childhood I had that my first instinct was to worry about the glass door over self-preservation.

I belonged to three subcultures in high school: band, Scouts, and World of Warcraft. Band was something my mother encouraged me to pursue after showing interest in drums. Scouts was something my father forced me to attend despite my protest. Both band and Scouts provided valuable life experiences. But the third was 100% my choice. I loved playing World of Warcraft (WoW).

I loved video games as a kid. But WoW was special. It was an entire virtual world filled with thousands of other concurrent players. There were quests. The most demanding quests required teams of 60 players coordinating over voice chat. There were arenas to test your skills against each other in combat to earn rank.

My parents did not share or empathize much with my passion for video games. To them I was wasting my time. Fun for them was something you did outside. Once during a 10+ hour session with my WoW guild my mother took scissors and cut the Ethernet cable to my computer. I did whatever she had asked of me, but shortly after I learned how to repair Ethernet cables and was back online.

I learned how effective video games were at keeping your attention. Yes, some of that time could been reading or something else. But I wouldn't change a thing. There were skills I learned in WoW that correlate to my success today. I learned how to organize and communicate with large teams. These teams were diverse, but we had one shared mission.

I belonged to three subcultures in high school: Band, Scouts, and World of Warcraft. Band was something my mother encouraged me to pursue after showing interest in drums. Scouts was something my father forced me to attend despite my protest. Both band and Scouts provided valuable life experiences. But the third was 100% my choice. I loved playing World of Warcraft (WoW).

I loved video games as a kid. But WoW was special. It was an entire virtual world filled with thousands of other concurrent players. There were quests. The most demanding quests required teams of 60 players coordinating over voice chat. There were arenas to test your skills against each other in combat to earn rank.

My parents did not share or empathize much with my passion for video games. To them I was wasting my time. Fun for them was something you did outside. Once during a 10+ hour session with my WoW guild my mother took scissors and cut the Ethernet cable to my computer. I did whatever she had asked of me, but shortly after I learned how to repair Ethernet cables and was back online.

I learned how effective video games were at keeping your attention. Yes, some of that time could been reading or something else. But I wouldn't change a thing. There were skills I learned in WoW that correlate to my success today. I learned how to organize and communicate with large teams. These teams were diverse, but we had one shared mission.