Alex Hern has been in the business world for over 25 years. Hern’s accomplishments include working on technology that enabled search engines, like MSN, Yahoo, and AOL, to function. He was also the Director of Yesmail Alex Brown led IPO. This company is now known as ModusLink Global Solutions. Hern also created Military Commercial Technologies, where he also served as CEO and Chairman. Alex Hern previously worked for Zero Knowledge Systems, a security and encryption company, serving on the board. One of the most recent companies created by Alex Hern is Tsunami.
Sitting down with Ideamensch, Alex Hern talked about Tsunami, his business schedule, and how he spends his time.
The first question that Hern was asked was about the origin of Tsunami. Hern explained that when he realized the world was transitioning from a CPU-driven computer to GPU-driven computers, he knew there would need to be new innovation. Tsunami wishes you bring new possibilities to the digital world by utilizing new graphic processing technology.
Alex Hern said he spends at least 4 hours a day concentrating on moving the company forward. He says that people make the mistake of multitasking too often, and this makes their productivity less effective.
Hern says he brings his ideas to life by spending long hours at night awake. He likes to stay focused, always thinking about ways to move technology forward.
When asked about a trend that excites him, Hern said artificial and machine learning was important to him. He also mentioned cloud-based computer.
Alex Hern attributes his success to focus. “Staying focused on your goals is extremely important and surprisingly difficult,” Hern said.
If Hern had some advice for his younger self, he said that he would remind himself that life is a marathon and not a sprint.