In a recent interview on the Ideamensch website, New York City investment analyst Max Salk states that planning and preparation are key elements in bringing any type of idea to life.
Whether it’s at work, or in his personal life, Mr. Salk begins the process of bringing an idea to reality by planning out what he hopes will be the eventual results.
While planning is an essential part of the creative process, putting the idea into action has to take place at some point. Once he actually begins working on a project, Salk finds that the idea can then be improved upon.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Max Salk is also a noted landscape photographer who maintains a photography website. Through the years, he has traveled extensively, and his website features features a large assortment of high quality photos.
With a background of employment with companies such as Morningstar and PPM America, Max Salk believes in being pragmatic with how he handles different situations. This allows him to set priorities, and be able to focus on what is appropriate and relevant.
When asked about which business strategies have helped to further his professional career, Max Salk gives credit to being consistently dependable and detail-oriented.
When work is being presented to other people, he says, the recipients of the work will generally recognize the effort that has gone into it, and will form an impression based on that work.
When it comes to sports, Max Salk is a fan of Chicago’s baseball Cubs and football Bears. This analyst’s musical tastes lean toward blues, folk, and classic rock artists such as the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.
Supporting active-duty and Gold Star SEAL families through the Navy SEAL Foundation is a cause that is important to Max Salk. In his free time, Mr. Salk does volunteer work with this not-for-profit organization.