This page has one purpose: To answer the question, Who am I? Don’t worry. I don’t get all existential.
How I Earn a Living
Today, I advise all types of organizations on matters related to 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. Aside from consulting and speaking, I have written six books:
- The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions (Wiley, 2014)
- Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data (Wiley, 2013)
- The Age of the Platform (Motion Publishing, 2011)
- The New Small (Motion Publishing, 2010)
- The Next Wave of Technologies (Wiley, 2010)
- Why New Systems Fail (Cengage, 2010). AuthorHouse originally published this book in February of 2009 but Cengage bought its rights and I subsequently enhanced the book. The second edition far exceeds the first in every possible way.
My seventh book will be called Message Not Received: How New Technologies and Simpler Language Can Fix Your Business Communications. Wiley will be publishing it in February of 2015. On a scorching day in July of 2011, I moved to Las Vegas, NV. I current reside here.
Here’s a hi-res photo.
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.
- American Express Open Forum
- Baseline Magazine
- Bloomberg Radio
- Bloomberg BusinessWeek
- CNBC article and TV segment
- Fast Company
- Fortune article: The next big thing in Big Data jobs: Dataviz
- Fox News story on TV and Big Data.
- The Globe and Mail ran an excerpt on The New Small
- Harvard Business Review
- Huffington Post
- InformationWeek mentions me and runs my pieces from time to time. The site has also interviewed me.
- Investor’s Business Daily
- Inc. Magazine articles and plug for The Visual Organization
- IT Business Edge has referenced my work a bunch of times, including this one.
- The New York Times
- The Street.com
- The Wall Street Journal has picked up a few of my Inc. articles and this press release
- As of 2014, I have begun writing forWired. Read my posts here.
- Yahoo! ran a story on Big Data and referenced Too Big to Ignore.
|Webinar (60 minutes)||$4,000||I'll lead a discussion on whatever topic you like. I'm happy to answer questions afterward as well. Includes a reasonable level of social media support and mentions on my website.|
|Webinar (30 minutes)||$2,500||I'll lead a shorter discussion on whatever topic you like. I'm happy to answer questions afterward as well. Includes a reasonable level of social media support and mentions on my website.|
|Blog post||$500||Up to 500 words on a mutually agreed upon topic for your site or mine. If on my site, a sponsor note and link(s) will follow posts.|
|White paper||$8,500||Up to 3,000 words on a mutually agreed upon topic. This can be attributed to me or ghost written.|
|One hour of remote coaching||$350||I will record the discussion on Skype and you can watch it as many times as you like.|
|Consulting (daily rate)||$2,400||Plus all reasonable travel expenses.|
|Seminars and workshops||(variable)||Connect with me.|
|In-person speaking||(variable)||Connect with me.|
|Non-speaking conference attending fee||$2,000/day||I'll attend your conference, meet with executives, and write at least one post about the event for a high-profile media outlet. Plus all reasonable travel expenses.|
|TweetChat Host||$500||I'll host a Tweetchat for your company, conference, or event. Includes a reasonable level of social media support and mentions on my website.|
|TweetChat Participant||$200||I'll participate in a Tweetchat for your company, conference, or event. Includes a reasonable level of social media support and mentions on my website.|
- if you have something else in mind.
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Critical discourse on this site is welcomed, even encouraged. Comments will be doused with hydrochloric acid if they descend into personal attacks, inappropriate language, disrespectful behavior, or excessive self-promotion.
To survive today (much less thrive), many organizations need to vastly improve their batting averages with regard to adopting new technologies. —