SOM Pod: Andy Robin on the “Tapas Life”

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Andy Robin, author of The Tapas Life, a blog about how to assemble a rich and rewarding life after one’s Long Career.

About the Guest

Andy Robin was born in Chicago and raised in Mexico City.  He holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard University.  He has been happily married to Carole for 33 years, and they have two fine kids, Nick (31) and Molly (29).  Andy was an entrepreneur with his dad in the computer industry in the early ‘70s in Mexico.  He was in the semiconductor industry for 22 years, mostly in marketing, but also as a general manager, and most recently as VP of Marketing.  He was a housedad from 2002 to 2007 until Carole and Andy’s youngest went off to college.  Today he retains the duties of shopping/cooking, household maintenance, and finances.  He also plays a lot of classical piano, enjoyed 6 years on the Board and Executive Committee of his large synagogue, where he was also co-chair of raising an endowment, was part-time CEO of a promising tech start-up for 6 years (and remains on the Board), is an Executive Coach and Life Coach, serves on the Board of a foundation in Palo Alto and a NYC hedge fund, and enjoys day-trips, lectures, and concerts around the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

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