Justin

Justin Holman is CEO of TerraSeer, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining TerraSeer, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

12 Comments

  • Jon Rose 9 months ago

    America isn’t perfect. Even as a Patriot, I’ll admit that. But what has happened in the past8 years has set us back 40 years. The people who voted for Trump aren’t racist. In fact, Trump got more of the black vote than Romney did. I am not racist. What I do know is that Obama spoke racially more than once. He said that something must be done about white police shooting unarmed black men. When the real problem is black on black crime. Violence erupted against police. Especially for white cops. I’ve also seen people ripped from vehicles and severely beaten because they are white. Protesters have taken to the streets, overturning police cars, looting, committing arson and assults. These riots, excuse me, protests, are out of control. Our President said that they would not be told to be silenced,giving them power to commit more dangerous crimes. I support our 1st amendment but these aren’t protests. These are riots, similar to black lives matter, who Obama supports.

    • Justin 9 months ago

      Hi Jon,
      Thanks for your comment. Please explain how the past 8 years have set us back 40 years. Do you mean in terms of race relations?
      Also, are you able to link to some of the sources you’re citing? I’d be curious to see these examples of riots and violence against white people through the same lens.
      Best,
      Justin

  • Jon Rose 9 months ago

    People also bring up the Kkk , saying that Trump has an affiliation with them. His children have Jewish spouses. As for affiliation, Hillary’s mentor, Sen. Byrd, was a recruiter for the KKK.

  • Rique Lucero 9 months ago

    I agree. Good post.
    My sister recently went through some taunting while taking my niece to her gymnastics class. A group of white teenagers were yelling Trump, Trump, Trump in her direction while looking at her. Why she posted on Facebook about it is something I wouldn’t do, maybe she wanted to feed the trolls, we’ll she got some trolls. A white man responded that my sister was racist because maybe those teens were just happy about Trump. The man stated that color was secondary to their ignorance of their actions.

    This was my response.

    Skin color is PRIMARY to their ignorance. If they were of another color, would they have acted the same, regardless of their upbringing? They know exactly what they are, and they know exactly who they were taunting, do they not? How did they determine that the OP, didn’t vote for Trump, maybe her skin tone gave it away? There is a level of ignorance being displayed, that’s for certain.
    Not all Whites are racist, that is true, but some are, and some people of Color are racist too, but not all are. I personally don’t think anyone is racist because we all share .998% similar DNA, those who could be considered racist are more…Colorist. History has shown that even some Whites were hated when arriving to the new world, among those were the Irish, the Italians and others; they were called rapists, drug mules, job takers and other horrible names…. same things said about Mexican immigrants today. It’s just that in today’s time, because of our mixing, it’s harder to determine your history…unless you have color. Those that are Colorist give us all a bad rap, to those on the other side.
    Lumping all liberals with those meatheads that are rioting isn’t fair either. There are those liberals that share similar beliefs as the conservatives, just not as high up in their value hierarchy.
    We must keep in mind that the Civil Rights movement wasn’t that long ago and there are still issues we haven’t completely delt with as a nation of immigrants; as push back against that movement, the Republican party of today was started, by Barry Goldwater. This is the party the KKK associated with then and still does now, which is why some view the Republican party as colorist. The sad part is that those who are NOT COLORIST and do believe in conservatism, such as some of my friends and family, are tragically lumped together with the real Colorists, the KKK; for what other major party could the KKK hope to win with, what other major party can the KKK mostly identify with? The Republican party of today isn’t the same as it was then, when the KKK was a major political force. This is a reason why I hope to see more 3rd party contenders next election because not all liberals voted Clinton; as one would have hoped those teenagers could see. There are liberals who don’t want illegal immigration, anymore than their conservative counterpart. The Civil Rights leader, Caesar Chavez, advocated for legal immigration.
    As a nation of immigrants, we Americans need to stamp out colorism, wherever we see it, be it by someone of another color, but more importantly if its by someone of YOUR color.
    This election brought out the ugly side of us, but that’s GOOD because now we can have the discussion were having now, and FINALLY deal with what the Civil Rights movement failed to do; REALIZE the there is more than ONE color that makes up our AMERICAN flag, WE ARE ALL AMERICANS, we are all red, white OR blue.

    • Justin 9 months ago

      Rique,
      I’m sorry to hear about your sister’s experience. I agree with your take on “colorism” – history shows how economic hardship results in blaming those who are different and color is the easiest difference to recognize. Clearly Trump used these tribal tendencies to motivate his supporters. Classic demagoguery. And eerily reminiscent of 20th Century Europe.
      It’s a time for unity and vigilance to fight the rise of right-wing hate. Thank you for sharing your perspective.
      Best,
      JH

  • Kevin 8 months ago

    Well said, thanks for the post.

  • Hans Thoma 6 months ago

    Very good post, especially with regards to the financial industry. What dismays me is the voters who think Trump will somehow help small business. When in reality, neither Republicans nor Democrats care about small business. They only care about mega-corps, since that’s who greases the wheels in DC and pays all the lobbyists and “consultants”. America isn’t a democracy, nor is it a republic. It’s a corporatocracy that actively encourages monopolies or oligopolies in most industries.

    • Justin 6 months ago

      Hans,
      Thanks for your comment. I wish I could disagree.
      Best,
      Justin

  • Jack 4 months ago

    At the same time, I have to admit feeling disgusted with the Democrats who were complicit in allowing Wall Street banks to steal an entire generation worth of prosperity from the American working class. Who was punished? What has changed to prevent another economic meltdown? We have a fully re-inflated stock market and housing market, but what have we done to correct these injustices?”

    Democrats hands were tied from 1999-2009 . The country was being led around by the nose by Fox News. Ppl believed there were death panels for crying out loud.
    Understand how government works and you’ll see why nothing has been done to correct these injustices. and then stop stabbing the backs of the very party that we need to reach our common Liberal goals.

    • Justin 4 months ago

      Hi Jack,
      Democrats held the House and Senate during the 111th Congress from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011 during Obama’s 1st term. I’ll try to learn more about how government works while you study some modern history. And this inane support your political “team” at all costs is the problem, not the solution.
      Best wishes,
      Justin

  • Curtis 4 months ago

    Just a perspective from one who voted for Trump, the why is simply we needed a business mind in the white house. No, I don’t support all his ideas, but as for his ability to bring the reality of economics to our government could be a good thing, maybe even make the government learn how to develop a budget that does not increase deficit spending. If some of the things he does is to make people more aware of how far from fiscal responsibility we have moved then I will be satisfied.
    Economically the middle class has disintegrated for so long I see a long hard road ahead to rebuild and make that our backbone. Small business is the backbone of business, but sadly there is no money that will enable better government to help them. Big business rules America and until that and the financial markets are restored to doing what is best for all instead of making the maximum profit however they can we will not have a true fix to the problems facing us. I am not saying much on the racial issues as like Justin I am not really qualified, not blind to it being there, just not on the receiving end.
    Sadly it has been here and will be here till the end of time. We can improve it but not remove it.

    • Justin 4 months ago

      Hi Curtis,
      Thanks for sharing your perspective. We sure could use some fiscal responsibility in federal govt. I don’t see it coming from Trump but maybe I’ll be proven wrong. I agree completely regarding the deck being stacked in favor of large corps. Instead of protesters marching in the streets I’d like to see investors withdrawing funds from Wall Street.
      Best wishes,
      Justin

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