Alex Hern’s Inspiration And Focus

Alex Hern has helped early stage companies and incubated technology companies during his 25 year entrepreneurial career. He was the Co-Founder and Director at Inktomi, the search technology for AOL, MSN, and Yahoo. He was the Co-Founder and Director of Yesmail, the web directory and email marketing company that was sold to CMGI. Read more about Alex Hern at

He was the Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Military Commercial Technologies. He was the Co-Founder and Director of the cyber security company Arcsight and the network security company Cloudshield. He was the Founder and member of the Boards of Triton Network Systems and He has been a member of the board of the security and encryption company Zero Knowledge Systems.

Alex Hern was inspired by the needs that arose from the transition to the GPU-driven era to start Tsunami. He wanted to create platforms and software applications that were made possible by the mobile devices, PC, and tablet’s new graphic procession. Follow Alex Hern on Linkedin.

He focuses on what will help his company achieve its goals for 4-5 hours per day. Scientific studies suggest multitasking can hinder work performance. He works at night when he can concentrate free from distractions. He is excited about AI, machine learning, and cloud-based computing.

His focus is what keeps him productive. He would tell his younger self to be patient and not rush things. He recommends staying away from social media and having real personal relationships. Waking up early and staying consistent is important to him. Preparing for the worst is necessary to combat macroeconomic conditions. He suggests that people build businesses with the latest technology.

He gave his daughter $100 to create a dog walking business. He uses his own software TsunamiXR, which is a collaboration platform used by scientists and engineers. He recommends reading the book, “The One Thing.”


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