Erik Sherman is a widely-published journalist and author. He is the author of three books, and his work has appeared in "Newsweek", "Continental", "Technology Review", "US News", "Men's Journal", "CIO Insight", "ComputerWorld", the "New York Times Syndicate", and many other places. Before his writing career took precedence, Erik was a business and marketing consultant to companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500. Prior to that, Erik was head of product marketing at a direct marketer of hardware and software for technical professionals. Erik is an avid outdoor enthusiast, a certified scuba diver, and counts himself lucky to live near woods and a conservation area.