I am the award-winning author of six non-fiction books that don't suck, most recently The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions.
Progressive organizations like eBay, Netflix, Wedgies, the University of Texas, and others are using interactive dataviz tools and Big Data to ask better questions and make business decisions. My sixth book explores how.
My fifth book looks at the nascent trend of Big Data and explains why it's such a big deal. In plain English, I describe the genesis and applications of Big Data. I detail a wide variety of ways in which intelligent organizations are using it today. It's a jargon-free, very accessible text with more than 30 positive reviews on Amazon.
My award-winning fourth book examines the most important business model in business today: the platform. I focus on how four companies have embraced platforms, ecosystems, APIs, and external development–and how they have achieved amazing results.
My third book examines the ability of increasingly tech-savvy small businesses to do things that were simply impossible even five years ago. Through the course of 11 case studies, I demonstrate that "small is the new big."
My second book is about Enterprise 2.0. Organizations are finally getting with the times. That is, they are moving beyond simple e-mail, ERP, CRM, and BI stalwarts. They are finally adopting emerging enterprise technologies such as open-source software, SaaS, mobility, cloud computing, MDM, and others. My book serves as a primer on successfully navigating this new era.
My first book provides an inside look at IT projects gone bad. If I hadn't written this book, I would have needed to see a shrink. Culled from the decade I spent implementing new enterprise systems, this no-holds-barred guide minimizes the chance of technology failures.
Learn and laugh at the same time. I am an energetic, dynamic, and sought-after keynote speaker.
I will be keynoting Edison Ventures’ 3rd Annual CEO Summit.
Understanding the collision between Big Data and advertising.
I’ll be talking about Big Data and its past, present, and future.
Phil is an engaging speaker with the rare ability to make what may seem dry and complex topics both compelling and entertaining."–Joris Evers, Netflix, Vice President, Head of Communications for Europe ”
Phil gave a wonderful presentation. All of the attendees loved it and are very excited about his latest book.–Amit Jain, eBay, Manager Business Intelligence Platform ”
Opinionated but never boring, I pepper my writing on technology, management, and data with references to Breaking Bad, The Big Lebowski, Seinfeld, Rush, and 80s movies.
Thoughts on Freemium and onerous terms of service.
Thoughts on the death of Microsoft’s ubiquitous OS.
Consultants come with a bad rap for a reason. I offer a transparent, jargon-free, no-bullshit approach to solving technology, data, and management problems.
From startups to small businesses to large enterprises, I assist a wide array of organizations in an advisory capacity.
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.