Timothy J. McIntosh serves as Chief Investment Officer and is the founder of SIPCO. He served as a Professor of Finance at Eckerd College from 1998 to 2008. Mr. McIntosh’s is the author of The Snowball Effect, The Bear Market Survival Guide, The Sector Strategist, and a contributor to the Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors. He has been featured in such notable publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Investment Advisor, Fortune, and The St. Petersburg Times. He has Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Florida State University and a Master of Public Health Degree (M.P.H) from the University of South Florida. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER. He also is an Army veteran, having served active duty in the Army Military Intelligence Unit as a Cryptographic Analyst.
What inspires you to write?
I want to pass on the knowledge I have gained over the last 17 years in the business and also as a teacher. I feel individuals are very uneducated about the topic of finance and the markets.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am an outliner. I start with an idea for a new book and outline what exactly it will be about and then come up with a flow of material to be utilized. Once I get that information, then I set up the chapters and then fill in the information.
Who are your favorite authors?
Mark Twain, Voltaire, Joseph Heller, David McCullough, Brian Silver.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My last book I published with a major house. This time however I wanted total control of the process and the pricing. My pricing of my last book I thought was too high and I thought it had an impact on book sales and trying to get my message out. I learned so much more this time around by hiring my own editor, proofreaders, cover designer, and being more involved in the marketing end.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future is moving toward self-publishing. And major publisher will use that as a network for selecting authors that are successful.
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