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Born and raised in New York, Bill spent his middle years in Southern California. There, he raised two sons and enjoyed a twenty-five-year career as a self-employed management consultant. He authored two business books, including, “Strategic Thinking: A Four Piece Puzzle.” Published in 2004, that book is currently in its fourth printing. It is also available as an e-book.
In 2007, Bill and his wife, Wendy, were ready to write a new chapter in their lives. They sold their home, put everything they owned in storage and purchased one-way tickets to Arequipa, Peru. They spent the next eight months working voluntarily in a poor community in the Peruvian Andes. In 2008, the Birnbaums spent an additional four months traveling in Ecuador, Patagonia Chile and Argentina.
Bill holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The City College of New York, School of Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University – Fullerton.
His memoir, “A Lifetime of Small Adventures,” is available in both print and digital versions. When asked to describe that book, Bill simply refers to the subtitle, “Stories of adventure, misadventure, and lessons learned along the way.”
Bill lives in Sisters, Oregon with his adventurous wife, Wendy, a red kayak and a well-worn pair of hiking boots.