Staying Relevant as a CIO


I received an email this week pointing me to a nice article over on The Enterprisers Project titled “CIO’s: Stay Relevant With This Advice From 7 Veteran IT Executives“. The article leads to a downloadable PDF that describes a roundtable discussion between the following IT veterans: Cynthia Stoddard, NetApp CIO John Marcante, Vanguard CIO and […]

Understanding Twitter Sentiment for Investing Decisions


Its been quiet over the last few weeks on here for a reason… I’ve been finalizing my Dissertation Proposal. Yesterday (Wed Oct 26th), I successfully defended my proposal. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I am now officially in the dissertation phase. While preparing/rehearsing for the defense, I had the foresight to record one my rehearsals and thought I’d share […]

Dissertation Proposal Defense Scheduled (!!!)


I’ve finally got my dissertation proposal defense scheduled! (!!!!) October 26th is the big day! For those of you interested, my Dissertation Proposal Title is: Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making In other words, I’m looking at whether you can actually use twitter messages for decision […]

Perceptions of Online Graduate Degrees


Two weeks ago my colleague Kevin Williams and I had the pleasure of presenting a short research survey to the Northeast Texas Consortium Summer Distance Education Conference in Tyler Texas. I mentioned this briefly in my post titled The Future of Education is Online. The research project was undertaken to try to get a feel […]

The future of education is online


Last week, I spent a few days at in Tyler Texas attending the Northeast Texas Consortium Summer Distance Education Conference. I was lucky enough to get to present at the conference (more on that in a future post!) and got to spend some time talking to university and college educators from around the northern part […]

Cheetah Learning – funny video ad for CAPM

Kristen over at Cheetah Learning, one of the best Project Management Training groups out there sent me a link to this YouTube video…..I love it! Why do ads have to be boring?  They don’t…and Cheetah has figured out a way to get their point across in a funny manner.    Enjoy the video…and if you’re looking […]

Book Review: The Element

I just finished reading The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and have to say that I really enjoyed it. While the book spends a little too much time in the realm of ‘celebrity worship’ (i.e., there are LOT of celebrities that have found ‘the element’ apparently), the book is still a very good […]

Doctorate Work = 43% complete

I’ve just submitted my last requirement for my last class in the Spring 2009 semester.  Whew. I’m now 43% complete with the doctoral work…should be done with coursework around this time next year. Current Status (May 2009) 39 hours complete 52 remaining (27 hours coursework, 25 hours dissertation) 43% complete. Coursework completion ~ mid-2010 Dissertation […]

UTD Project Management Symposium 2009

Mark your calendars! The 3rd annual University of Texas at Dallas Project Management Symposium is taking place August 13 & 14.  Call for papers is open until Feb 6 2009. I just submitted a paper to be considered for this years symposium…keeping my fingers crossed that it gets accepted.  I was luck to get a […]

Zinsser’s Writing to Learn

For those that caught my review of Zinsser’s On Writing Well, you may have noticed that I mentioned picking up Zinsser’s “Writing to Learn“. This book is an easy read and is worth picking up if you’re interested in writing.  The book is less of a discussion of ‘how’ to ‘write to learn’ and more […]