A bit about me and the hats I wear
I am a dynamic keynote speaker and recognized technology authority • An award-winning author of ten business books, most recently Slack For Dummies and Zoom For Dummies • An advisor to organizations on strategy, analytics, communication, technology, and trends • A Slack and Zoom trainer • A freelance writer for hire • A frequent contributor to many prominent media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Wired, and The New York Times • A technology and analytics professor-for-hire
Today the costs of inaction almost always exceed the costs of action.
I have penned ten books including the award-winning The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business and Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It. My latest creation is Slack For Dummies. After that comes Zoom For Dummies (July of 2020, Wiley).
No, I don’t sleep much.
All companies are tech companies. Some just haven’t realized it yet.
I speak to organizations of all types and sizes on topics such as Big Data, platforms, analytics, business communication, and technology. Since 1997, I have given more than 350 talks, presentations, and workshops to more than 35,000 people on three continents and in eight countries.
Phil is an engaging speaker with the rare ability to make what may seem dry, complex topics both compelling and entertaining.
—Joris Evers, former Vice President, Netflix
For more than two decades, I have worked with individuals and organizations in a wide variety of industries and capacities. At a high level, I do three things today. First, I offer both Slack and Zoom training. Second, I serve as a consultant on strategy, communications, and analytics. Third, I write articles, white papers, and marketing copy for my clients.
The long term has never been shorter.
I write about WFH, Big Data, platforms, communication, higher education, technology, and other topics. I despise jargon and I have an affinity for pop-culture references. I also try to pepper my posts with humor. Over the last decade, I’ve penned thousands of posts, more than 1,200 of which live on this site.