About Alvin Alexander
Alvin J. Alexander started a small business in the basement of his house in the 1990s, grew it to a very profitable company of fifteen employees and five contractors, and sold his business a decade later. His book, How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary, contains the story of how he sold his business.
Mr. Alexander was born in Chicago, Illinois, grew up in the small town of Lake Zurich, Illinois, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering. After working for military and NASA contractors, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 1993, and eventually founded his small computer software consulting firm there.
After selling his business
After selling his small business, Mr. Alexander "lived the dream", touring the United States by car, eventually landing in the small village of Talkeetna, Alaska. You can find his stories about living in Alaska on these two websites:
- One Man's Alaska - A blog about living in Alaska
- Legend of the Squirrel (learning about Alaska from the Talkeetna squirrel)
These days Mr. Alexander lives just outside of Boulder, Colorado. You can find current information about him at these websites:
- alvinalexander.com - a website for open source programmers
- Valley Programming - his new software firm in Boulder, Colorado
You can also follow Alvin Alexander on Twitter.
Here are a few photos from Mr. Alexander from over the years: