I am the award-winning author of five non-fiction books that don't suck, most recently Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data.
My sixth book will explore how a wide range of organizations is using interactive dataviz tools and Big Data to make better business decisions. John Wiley & Sons will be publishing it in early 2014.
“In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell and Chris Anderson, Simon takes a complex topic and makes you think about it differently through real-world storytelling that resonates.” –Jay Baer, author of Youtility: Why Smart Companies are Helping not Selling
“Essential reading on the state of business today–and where it is going. Ignore this book at your own peril.” –Adrian C. Ott, award-winning author of The 24-Hour Customer
"The New Small is a very big idea. Read it, but be warned: You may want to change your life once you’ve finished it.” –Mitch Joel, President, Twist Image and author of Six Pixels of Separation
If you make a living in IT, you must read this book. If you have anything to do with building scalable software today, you really should get and read this book. –David Siegel, author of Pull: The Power of the Semantic Web
“This book offers practical advice on why IT projects run late, over-budget, or do not achieve planned results. The framework is clear and the examples compelling, making this book a manifesto for success.” –Michael Krigsman, CEO of Asuret and Blogger on IT Project Failures
Learn and laugh at the same time. I am an energetic, dynamic, and sought-after keynote speaker.
Big Data: past, present, and future.
I’ll be talking about The Visual Organization and the growing importance of dataviz.
How are small and mid-sized businesses adopting cloud computing?
Engaging, knowledgeable, and likeable. Phil left our professional audience armed with new knowledge and smiling.–Clinton Bonner, VP of Marketing, TopCoder ”
Phil’s kick-off presentation on The Age of the Platform at PostalVision 2020/2.0 Conference hit the bull’s eye.–John Callan, Conference Organizer ”
As a speaker, Phil is excellent. He communicates in a very clear and straightforward manner.–Jay Jordan, President and CEO, OCLC ”
Never boring, I pepper my writing on technology, management, and data with references to Breaking Bad, The Big Lebowski, Seinfeld, Rush, and 80s movies.
Manufacturers that want to move phones have to emphasize more than safety.
Cleaning up data has never been easier.
A transparent, jargon-free, no-bullshit approach to solving technology and management problems.”
From startups to small businesses to large enterprises, I work with all sorts of organizations.
I work with individuals from a wide variety of areas: solopreneurs, small business owners, and CXOs on a one-on-one basis.
I offer on-site, practical, customized, and valuable technology- and management-oriented workshops.