This is the site of Justin Neal Owings a.k.a. J.N. Owings, (J.) Neal Owings, Justin N. Owings of Atlanta, Georgia, husband to Sonal Amin, son of Tim and Kathie and brother to Nathan and Lindsey.
I graduated with a B.B.A. and Masters in Accounting from the University of Georgia and went on to work for Ernst & Young and then Georgia Gulf. When I couldn’t take corporate finance any longer, I quit to work full-time on Implode-Explode Heavy Industries, an internet start-up media business whose poster child was The Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter.
I imploded stuff for almost three years before joining Google in Atlanta. Also, I created a very popular site about toe shoes (and other barefoot shoes/minimalist footwear) called BirthdayShoes.com. BirthdayShoes gets over a quarter million visits a month these days and has resulted in me accruing an ungodly amount of shoes, most of which are five toes.
Labels used to characterize me have included: artist (pen/ink, logos, t-shirts), accountant, analyst, guitar player (I sing bass, too), instigator, anarchist, agnostic/atheist, blogger, health enthusiast, curious cat, armchair economist (Austrian leanings), back-of-the-envelope philosopher and “virus” (in a positive, enthusiastic way I am assured!).
Warning! Labels do a poor job characterizing individuals. You should question what, if anything, the above self-description tells you about me. I am accessible via any number of means of contact if you need to reach me (just look ashould you want to ask any questions!