Hi, I'm Charlie Becker.
I'm a practical idealist on a mission is to make the world more fun, fair, and interesting through:
Writing essays and fiction at Castles in the Sky.
Teaching consulting and strategy at the UH CEI.
Selling books at my family's store Becker's Books.
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I bring a unique combination of skills and experiences to my mission. I grew up in my parents' bookstore in Houston, Texas and now I help them run it. I studied to be an economist in both undergraduate and graduate school. I lived in China for three years between undergraduate and graduate school. I taught and performed improv comedy for almost ten years, though I’m less active now. I have been a clinical professor teaching students how to be better consultants and coaching small business owners since 2020.