Make a great IT presentation using the power of story

Free webinar – the #ITStoryteller presented by Tom Catalini and Nick Morgan We all love a good story. That’s universal. And it’s a crucial leverage point for IT professionals who must connect with business colleagues in a compelling way. The road to that connection can be riddled with confusion and frustration. Those of us in IT … Read more…

Starting and finishing

We all want to accomplish a lot. We know that accomplishing anything significant will require focus, and that it will take time. And that anything of significance will certainly require a lot of effort. But that doesn’t seem to stop us from piling up our ambitions. When a new idea or opportunity arises, we embrace it and add … Read more…

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, by Scott Adams

In humor there is truth. I think that’s why I enjoy studying the work of comedians so much. They tend to point out something obvious and make you rethink it. That’s just the sort of perspective that Scott Adams brings to your professional life in his book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still … Read more…

I really like your blog

There’s another conversation going on that I’d love for you to join. I’ve had several folks reach out to me recently to say that they really enjoy my blog, which is great. Except they’re not actually talking about my blog here at tomcatalini.com. They’re enjoying my weekly posts to my email list. A while back … Read more…

Zero to One, by Peter Thiel

Books about startups are inherently books about innovation, and creating something totally new is the ethos of Peter Thiel’s Zero to One. The title is the first clue, with an emphasis on going from nothing to something. That’s the kind of innovation he’s talking about, not the incremental improvements of going from n to n+1. … Read more…