Have you ever made a bad decision? Looking back, was it avoidable, if only you had sought out advice? If not, then congratulations: you are uniquely blessed. If so, then welcome to our club, a large one indeed. Avoidable bad decisions happen to everyone, and they keep happening to some. Why? Parents and teachers train us to apologize when causing harm and to give thanks when accepting help. But nobody trains young people, when they have an important decision to make, to ask themselves if they have the knowledge and experience to handle it, and if not, who does and… Read more.
Author Archive for: Raul Valdes-Perez
Raul Valdes-Perez is CEO and co-founder of OnlyBoth LLC, whose software discovers novel insights from data and writes them up in perfect English. He authored the book Advice is for Winners: How to Get Advice for Better Decisions in Life and Work, published in October 2012. He co-founded the business software company Vivisimo in 2000 and led it as CEO and chairman through 2009, then becoming executive chairman until the acquisition by IBM in 2012.
He was named a 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (North Central Region), top ten reader favorite for Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine, and twice a CEO of the year finalist by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Earlier, he was on the Carnegie Mellon faculty. He received seven research grants from the National Science Foundation and published 50 journal articles and book chapters.
Raul received a PhD from Carnegie Mellon in 1991, where his advisor was the Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon.
For more information, please visit adviceisforwinners.com.
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