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A BIT ABOUT ME…

I am a dynamic keynote speaker and world-renowned technology and collaboration authority^An award-winning author of eleven business books and counting, most recently Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work^A Slack and Zoom trainer and coach^An independent writer and advisor^A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Wired, The New York Times, and many other prominent media outlets^A technology and analytics professor-for-hire^The host of the Conversations About Collaboration podcast^A fan of obscure quotes

HUBS AND SPOKES WILL DEFINE THE FUTURE OF WORK.

ABOUT ME AND THE HATS I WEAR

I am a dynamic keynote speaker and recognized technology authorityAn award-winning author of 11 business books, most recently Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work A Slack and Zoom trainer and coach • A freelance writer A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Wired, The New York Times, HuffPo, and many other prominent media outlets A technology and analytics professor-for-hire  Host of the Conversations About Collaboration podcast

BOOKS

I have penned eleven 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 Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work.

No, I don’t sleep much.

All companies are tech companies. Some just haven’t realized it yet.

SPEAKING

Whether in person or virtually, I regularly speak to organizations of all types and sizes on topics such as Big Data, platforms, analytics, communication, collaboration, 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. Among the organizations at which I’ve spoken include:

"A rare gift for the modern business audience.”

—Lori H. Schwartz, Managing Partner, StoryTech™

“In a word, awesome.”

—Julie Tulipane Stalknecht, Senior VP, NMHC

“Engaging, knowledgeable, and likable."

—Clinton Bonner, VP, Marketing, TopCoder

SERVICES

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 train employees on how to use collaborative tools, most notably Slack, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. Second, I help organizations collaborate, communciate, and use analytics better. Third, I write articles, white papers, and other long-form content for my clients.

Today the costs of inaction almost always exceed the costs of action.

PROFESSOR

Over the years, I have taught thousands of students a wide variety of management, data, and technology courses both in-person and online. These days, I give guest lectures and serve as a professor-for-hire.

THE LONG TERM HAS NEVER BEEN SHORTER.

BLOG

I write about the future of workcollaborationcommunication, Big Data, platforms, higher education, technology, and other topics. I pepper my posts with humor and pop-culture references. Oh, and I freakin’ despise jargon. Over the last decade, I’ve penned thousands of posts, nearly 1,300 of which live on this site.

PODCAST

Every Tuesday morning, I drop an episode of Conversations About Collaboration— my timely and multi-disciplinary podcast about how we work together. I chat with interesting and smart cookies about collaboration and adjacent topics: the future of work, remote work, communication, creativity, productivity, technology, workplace culture, and business processes.