“It takes no courage to find fault in people; the heroic act is to find the good.”
“Success is measured by the intent of your heart, content of your soul, and achievement through your actions.”
Dean Erickson, CFA is the founder and CEO of Bionic Capital LLC, a registered investment advisory firm created to serve the investment and wealth management needs of high-net-worth individuals and families, endowments, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and institutions around the world. He started his career on Wall Street as an options trader and risk arbitrageur after graduating from Brown University with a degree in mathematical economics. He achieved his CFA designation in 1987.
After Wall Street, he spent a number of years in the acting profession where he guest starred on Frasier, starred as Gabriel Knight in the awarding-winning video game The Beast Within, and starred in several Shakespearean productions. He then turned his focus to writing. While writing multiple movie scripts, he worked on a mystery novel for ten years, ultimately completing No One Laughs at a Dead Clown under the name, DC Erickson. After a computer glitch caused the loss of his outline for novel number two, he decided a new genre was needed. His personal development book, Choose Your Story, Choose Your Life, was the result and was published a few short months later. In it he shows how the stories we tell about ourselves can affect the quality of our lives. He offers an innovative exercise to help you know whether you are telling yourself and others your very best, or very worst, story.
In his newest book, Act. Adapt. Achieve., he continues to encourage readers to live their best lives, this time by guiding them to take necessary actions to achieve their goals and by empowering them to adapt when things do not go as planned. Prophetically, he was voted Most Versatile by his high school senior class a long, long time ago. More recently, he was elected to the Midcoast Maine Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2014, Dean created Bionic Ventures LLC as a company startup incubator in order to “Grow Companies for Good.” Bionic Ventures currently operates under registered fictitious business names (FBNs, also known as dba’s), Bionic Fitness, Noveltiez, and Startup Domains. Its first patent-pending home exercise product, to be sold under the Bionic Fitness banner, will be available beginning in April, 2015.