BRIAN LIVINGSTON is a successful dot-com entrepreneur, a columnist for MarketWatch and StockCharts, and author of Muscular Portfolios (2018, BenBella Books). He is also the author or co-author of 11 books in the Windows Secrets series (1991–2007, John Wiley & Sons), with over 2.5 million copies sold. From 1986 to 1991, he worked in New York City as assistant IT manager of UBS Securities; a consultant for Morgan Guaranty Trust (now JPMorgan Chase); and technology adviser for Lazard Ltd. He was the weekly Windows columnist for InfoWorld magazine from 1991 to 2003. During portions of that period, he was also a contributing editor of CNET, PC World, eWeek, PC/Computing, Datamation, and Windows magazine. In 2003, he founded the Windows Secrets Newsletter, which grew from zero to 400,000 email subscribers. He served as its editorial director until he sold the WindowsSecrets.com website in 2010. He is president emeritus of the Seattle regional chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII).