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About

This page endeavors to answer the question: Who am I?

Don’t worry. I don’t get all existential.

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993, I was clueless a bit unsure about what I wanted to do for a career. I settled in at Sony Electronics as a customer relations rep while I figured things out. I ultimately attended graduate school at Cornell University in August of 1995. During my summer internship in 1996, I began working with emerging technologies like ERP systems and reporting applications. tartans

After grad school, I started my brief career in corporate human resources. That wasn’t the best fit for me, and I quickly gravitated to work rooted in technology, data, and systems. In 1998, I took my first IT job, traveling extensively to Latin America on a global PeopleSoft project for a Fortune 50 company. During that time, I taught myself advanced Microsoft Excel and Access, Crystal Reports, SQL, and a host of other applications. I became very adept at manipulating enterprise data.

I started full-time consulting in 2000. I taught software classes to clients and my colleagues. I decided to become my own boss in 2002.

How I Pay My Bills


I have written seven books:

Aside from writing and speaking, today I advise all types of organizations on matters related to communication, strategy, management, data, and technology. I like to think that I’ve been reasonably successful. Over my career, I have cultivated close to 100 clients in a wide variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing, retail, education, telecommunications, and the public sector. I have worked with many different organizations that use technology in many different ways–some better than others.

Where Am I?

On a scorching day in July of 2011, I moved to Las Vegas, NV. I current reside here.

Short Bio

_MG_0067 Phil Simon is a sought-after speaker and recognized authority on technology, trends, communication, and management. He advises companies on how to optimize their use of technology has written seven books. His contributions have been featured in Harvard Business Review, CNN, Inc., The New York TimesWired, NBC, CNBC, Wired, The Huffington Post, FoxNews, abcnews.com, forbes.com, BusinessWeek, and many other high-profile media outlets. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University. He lives just outside of Las Vegas, NV. Stalk him on Twitter at @philsimon.

Twitter Bio

.@philsimon is the author of SEVEN books. He focuses on the intersection of people, management, data, and technology. http://ht.ly/rBVcO

Here are some photos of me in action:

Here’s a hi-res photo.

media For some reason, major media outlets keep quoting me and letting me write for them. Evidently, I am fooling someone somewhere. Here are links to some of my most prominent recent mentions.

I’m a big believer in transparency.

All thoughts on this site are mine. A few times each month, I write sponsored posts for my clients, but these are clearly delineated as such. The same holds true for white papers, webinars, and other forms of content.

For a while, I held a position in Apple stock. I don’t anymore. At present, I own no stock in companies I cover on this site.

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mnramazonMy seventh book is now on Amazon for pre-order. It's high time for us to examine not only what we say at work—but how we say it.

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