If you are an IT leader working to have demonstrable impact with your business partners, this book is a great handbook. It will provide you with the skills you need to succeed. --Greg Valdez, CIO of Ca Technologies
So many IT professionals and aspiring CIOs are running around blind. Many of them fail to realize that influence is the key factor. How to get it and how to use it. If you want to be a CIO who is not just taking orders but is innovating for your business, this is the book to read. --Paul Conocenti, Former CIO of NYU's Langone Medical Center
I picked up the 11 Secrets to read on vacation thinking; 'Here we go with yet another IT book.' I'm not sure who was more surprised at how much I enjoyed it, me or my kids. Suffice it to say, within a few pages I found myself underlining and dog tagging highlighting key messages and thinking 'this is definitely not the typical IT management book.' The unique value of this book, and the system Marc presents, is the tangible road map it provides for aspiring professionals and managers to follow in order to succeed in this demanding field. --Lori Beer, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business Services at Wellpoint
The 11 Secrets gives you in 160 pages what it usually takes 20 years to learn in the school of hard knocks. Distilled into a clear system, this material will help IT professionals and managers build more successful and rewarding careers. You don't just read the 11 Secrets once and put it away. You go back to it for guidance and reference, like a trusted cookbook. --Michael LaBianca, Vice President of Global Technology Strategy at American Express
About the Author
During a distinguished career as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Global Practice leader at IBM Consulting, and an entrepreneur who sold his first business (a data warehousing and CRM consultancy) before age 30, Marc has spent more than two decades consulting to the world s leading companies across three continents. Today, Marc is the CEO of Rain Partners LLC, a boutique IT strategy and analytics firm based in Westchester, NY.
He is a sought after speaker, facilitator and consultant. He leads acclaimed, highly rated programs, noted for their energy and engagement, for IT leaders at corporations, professional conferences, and industry associations. His widely read articles on IT leadership are published in several languages on sites around the world.
Marc brings an insider s view and rigorous research to his pioneering work on influential IT leadership. He is passionate about helping IT leaders build influence that makes a difference in their organizations and their careers.