Biography of Charles Cresson Wood, Author of Kicking The Gasoline & Petro-Diesel Habit --
A Business Manager's Blueprint For Action

Curriculum vitae:

Since 1979, Charles Cresson Wood has worked as a high-technology management consultant, researcher, and journalist. In this capacity, he has worked with over 125 different organizations in more than 20 countries around the world. He is the author of over 330 articles and seven other books. His most popular book, "Information Security Policies Made Easy," is used by over 50% of the Fortune 1000 businesses. He has been quoted in publications such as Business Week, Cable News Network (CNN), Government Technology News, Investors Business Daily, LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and The Washington Post.

Mr. Wood holds an MBA in finance and a BSE in accounting from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MSE in computer science from the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Certified Information Security Manager. He has additionally passed the Certified Public Accountant examination.

He is noted for being on top of the latest trends and cutting-edge developments, and for his ability to express technical concepts in easy-to-understand business language. Reflecting this, he was involved in the computer security field since the late 1970s, well before most people knew that hacking, on-line fraud, and viruses were serious problems. His high-technology work has frequently involved independent technology assessments, product evaluations, and risk assessments. As a researcher working for SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), he worked on a variety of future technology assessment projects.

Mr. Wood resides near San Francisco, California, and is available for management consulting projects, news media interviews, and speaking engagements. He can be contacted directly at More information can be found at

Author's point of view:

Charles Cresson Wood is profoundly concerned that modern industrial societies are not yet rapidly transitioning away from petroleum-based fuels. Global warming, dependence on foreign countries for oil, and the world's peaking production of petroleum, all indicate that now is the time to move to new sources of energy. To assist business firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, to immediately begin this transition, the author has done the research work for them, and incorporated that information into this special report.

He believes that the free market works best when consumers have independent, unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date information about the alternatives. To that end, the author has no known conflict of interest that could cause him to recommend or favor one supplier mentioned in this research report over another. He is not an energy industry insider, and does not have consulting or employment relationships with any alternative transportation fuel providers. Likewise, he has no financial interests, political allegiances, religious beliefs, or family ties that would cause him to promote a particular point of view on this topic.