IBM and Axeor Big Data Customer Event: C-Level Executive Lunch @ the Harvard Club in NYC

I will be co-sponsoring a Big Data Customer event in NYC with one of our key business partners, Axeor. David Laverty, VP Worldwide Marketing for Information Management at IBM, will share his insights on Marketing in the age of Big Data.  Come learn how to make Big Data work for your company. If you are a top-level executive in your company and are in the NYC area on June 19, 2013; please join IBM and Axeor Solutions at this exclusive event.  Space is limited so please register now at:

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IBM Axeor Luncheon – PDF invite 

NYC Harvard Club

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition… Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs




It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Published in: on May 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  


I thought I would ease into the Leadership discussion.

The first two areas around leadership to layout are around the following two facts:

1)  Leaders need to make difficult decisions in a well thought out and timely manner.

In the picture below, Washington’s decision to cross the Delaware River in a surprise attack changed the course of the war.     

2) Leaders need to lead.  The statement sounds obvious, but in order for a leader to effectively lead they need to be in a position to do that job.  

As you can see in the picture below there is a lot going on.  People paddling, someone holding the flag, someone steering the boat, someone pushing away from ice chunks, etc.  If Washington had to do all of these jobs, not only would he not have time to lead (direct the boat, think through the impending battle on the other side, etc.), the over all mission would not be very effective.

They say a picture speaks a 1000 words, the picture below speaks volumes on leadership. 


“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”  –  George Washington

Published in: on September 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm  Leave a Comment