Eric L. Prentis, Ph.D., has ten years of engineering and project management experience in the nuclear power and petrochemical industries. A university professor for twenty years, teaching in the business undergraduate and MBA programs in operations management and finance at the University of Southern California, University of Houston, University of St. Thomas, and Wenzhou-Kean University. Dr. Prentis has fourteen peer-reviewed publications in the following leading academic journals: Journal of Operations Management; Journal of Management; International Journal of Production Research; Decision Sciences; Project Management Journal; Economics and Finance Review; International Journal of Economics and Finance; Review of Business and Finance Studies, Journal of Business, Economics & Finance; International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy (four papers); and Journal of Business. He published three books: The Astute Investor, 2nd ed.; The Astute Speculator; and THE INDIVIDUAL: How to be an Independent Thinker.