"Once You're Through Learning, You're Through"
-John Wooden, retired UCLA basketball coach, 97 years old-
How come I never heard of Alvaro Fernandez before today?
Alvaro Fernandez is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of www.SharpBrains.com, a leading brain fitness market research and consulting firm, and educational website.
A sought-after voice and thought-leader in the growing science-based brain fitness market, Alvaro has been quoted by The New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, Congressional Quarterly, and is a frequent speaker at health, neurotechnology and education events. He co-authored with neuroscientist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg the acclaimed The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market, 2008 report.
Alvaro started his career at McKinsey & Company and led the launch and turnaround of several publishing and education companies in the US and Europe, including Bertelsmann On Line, Docent, Inc, and Edusoft, a unit of Houghton Mifflin. He has an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University. He enjoys teaching The Science of Brain Health and Brain Fitness at UC-Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and advising the management teams of social enterprises Ashoka, and Arcandina.
I'm not big fan of just providing a bunch of links on my blog--but that's what I'm doing today. Make a trip to Alvaro's site and you'll find interviews with brain science experts--the kind that are working on research that we can apply to our own lives--like Arthur Kramer--the exercise-brain maven & Andrew Newberg--the meditation-brain expert. And he also writes a blog on brain science for the online Huffington Post--which is where I discovered him.
I haven't had time to fully explore his offerings--but glancing through his posts on the Top Brain Fitness Books of 2008 and the Top Brain Articles of 2008--I think we are on the same wavelength. I'm acquainted with many of the books, research and experts he writes about--and I look forward to learning from those that are new to me! He writes a lot about what you've already read on Happy Healthy Long Life. Exercise, Eat the greens, beans, & omega-3s, Meditate, Sleep, Play, Cultivate Friendships, Be Grateful, Be Kind.....
So here is some Alvaro Fernandez Brain Food to snack on: