My name is Michael Motta. According to my calculations, if I live to an average age, I have about 6,000 “productive” days left before I become a tree. For those 6,000 days, I'm going to do my best to explore and write about this great, big, vast world

Here on my blog, I write about personal productivity, goal management, and how to break the grip of the "short term world." My book on the subject, Long Term Person, Short Term World, is available on Amazon. I also offer a free e-mail course on creating a long term productivity system. 

My primary projects stem from being an assistant professor in the Department of History, Politics, and Geography at Farmingdale State College, twenty-ish miles east of New York City. In the Fall, I'm teaching Introduction to Politics, American National Government, and 21st Century Energy Policy. I research and write about public policy decision-making—more specifically, how public policies are made in the absence of experiential evidence, and the effects of path dependency on the policymaking process. I am particularly interested in offshore wind energy and other newly-emerging technology domains. 

We can connect on Twitter, Medium, or you can e-mail me at m j m o t t a j r (at) g m a i l . c o m. (The spacing is to trick the robots. I probably didn't fool them.)

Thank you for visiting!