A Month of events!

October was a very busy month! I had the opportunity to present in front of 3,000 people at Microsoft’s 2nd annual Business Intelligence Conference, during Stephen Elop’s keynote, President of Microsoft Business Division. Check out the presentation here and script here.

After the conference, Joey and I travelled the world to discuss Performance Management at the BPM Summit in New York (here), the Enterprise CIO Summit (here), as well as lecturing at the Cranfield School of Management in London (here) and Palladium’s North American’s Summit in San Diego (here).

Also, take a look at a recent interview I gave to the B-EYE network on Business Intelligence and a feature of our methodology on the Successfactors site:

  • B-eye network interview here (3 mins)
  • Listen to People Performance Radio interview here where Joey Fitts (profile) and I (profile) discuss “Drive Business Performance: Enabling a Culture of Intelligent Execution”.


Drive Business Performance top 30 in Management books!

Drive Business Performance has now been in market for 5 months and we’ve have been very grateful for its adoption. In fact, no later than last week, Drive Business Performance hit top 30 in Amazon’s ranking for Management and Leadership!

Joey was recently in Asia, where he gave an interview - please listen to it here). We presented at the CIO 100 Symposium as well as the CFO Exchange Summit over the last month.

Next week, we will be presenting and signing books at Microsoft’s 2nd annual Business Intelligence Conference. If you’d like to attend the event, please find all the information @

Further, if you would like to want to join our session at the conference, join us on 10/08/2008 from 2-3:15pm in room 606/607 (more information here)


First 100 days of Drive Business Performance!

Both Joey and I have been really blessed by the feedback, reviews our first book has received! Thank you!

  • June was extremely busy with presentations and signing at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, the Microsoft Global Exchange in Atlanta as well as the Balanced Scorecard European Summit in London.
  • Among other coverage, we’d like to highlight a recent fun interview on the Brad Brooks Business Talk show. Please find a 3 minute summary here.
  • Also, a quick video of our Stanford University presentation is now available here – be sure to check it out!
Finally – we have co-authored a second book, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 and it is now available on Amazon. Be sure to take a look, especially if you are a technical individual as it complements Drive Business Performance.

Drive Business Performance has now been available for 30 days!

In addition to the great coverage at the World Innovation Forum, the Stanford Executive Briefings and the latest Balanced Scorecard North American Summit, the book has been enjoying great recognition:

  • Amazon’s top 50 business book in first week after availability!

  • Business Finance Magazine’s "Book Pick" (see review here)

  • Brilliance’s audio book launch (listen to excerpt here, order here)

  • Stanford Bookstore bestseller in May 2008!

Thanks all for the letters and great reviews!


New Performance Management Book!

Drive Business Performance will be available at your local bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.) by April 25, 2008.

However, you can pre-order it now for 40% off from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Drive Business Performance explains the competitive advantage experienced by organizations that create and manage a "Culture of Performance." It is filled with first-hand accounts from Fortune 500 companies who are winning by building accountability, intelligence, and informed decision-making into their organizational DNA. The book aims to demystify performance management and is jargon-free.

We were very fortunate to have Drs. Robert Kaplan & David Norton, creators of the Balanced Scorecard management methodology, contribute the Foreword.

Debut events:

If you'd like to keep informed and stay in touch with our progress, click here


Second book on Office PerformancePoint Server 2007!

We are proud to announce that a second Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 book is now available!

The first book has already experienced phenomenal success and we hope that you will enjoy this second book as much, if not more! While the first book covered KPIs, Dashboards and Scorecards, this second book focuses on planning, budgeting and forecasting.

Order it here! Kudos go to Nick Barclay, Adrian Downes and Anthony Mann for making this possible!