I designed and built this website because I wanted to articulate my professional ambitions and share my ideas. To go beyond what a resume can depict or an interview can highlight, I wanted to explain the guiding principles that underpin my management philosophy. I wanted to paint a complete picture that also includes sources of inspiration for my leadership style.
Designing unique mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions that provide actionable insight is what gets me fired up. I love solving business problems that present unique opportunities for integration of business and technology. The thrill of tackling issues and steering through uncharted waters excites me. Taking risks and chasing the entrepreneurial spirit that demands ingenuity fuels my enthusiasm. And I feel fortunate enough to have been doing it for more than 20 years.
Whenever I consider the greatest accomplishment of my career, I think about the next one. I am keen to engage each day with an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to chase perfection, however elusive, because I know it brings me a little closer to excellence.
Finally, I believe our business persona is dictated more by our individual character than by our technical competencies or domain knowledge. This is a perspective I carry with me even when I recruit for the most technical roles, because I regard one's personal qualities -- our core DNA fueled by our passions -- to be more important when it comes to solving problems and navigating obstacles.
I consider these aspirations my value proposition.
Chadds Ford, PA (1997 – 2000)
Founder and President
While pursuing a full-time career, I successfully created and managed a start-up, specializing in educational games to gain firsthand experience in all facets of running a small business and to better understand the NDP (new product development) process with a strong emphasis on design and marketing.
In 2000, I received a U.S. Patent for the design of MyCentury, an educational card game about the 20th Century, which was sold nationally in Discovery Channel and other retail stores.
Vision For Tomorrow
Insight Through Mobile Dashboards | May 13, 2013
Sprint To Value And Insight | May 03, 2013
Innovate With Design Thinking | April 22, 2013
Fan Experience Matters | April 10, 2013
A Holistic Approach | April 05, 2013
A Perfect Couple | March 28, 2013
This course integrates and applies key concepts of business intelligence and critical thinking from an executive management perspective. Students learn how to leverage data and systems to develop and evaluate strategic alternates, make better informed decisions, and effectively manage business. A critical thinking process which can help managers "ask the right questions" is explained and applied to a business intelligence project.
About the DBA program
The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed to help students attain the insights and skills that are needed to advance to executive or professional leadership positions. In contrast to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), which places more emphasis on developing narrow, theoretical perspectives, the Doctor of Business Administration is a practitioner's degree that develops well-integrated skills which are immediately applicable.
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