• SEM SIG: The Paradox of Excellence Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 06:30PM to 08:30PM
    SAP Building D
    Southern Cross Room 3410 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Software Architecture and Platform

SEM SIG: The Paradox of Excellence



  • The Monthly Meeting of the SEM SIG


    Presentation Overview

    The Paradox of Excellence

    Ever wonder how it is that:

    • the better you do your job, the less your colleagues seem to value your contributions?
    • the more problems you solve, the less the organization seems to remember why it hired you?
    • the more hurdles you leap, the less senior management seems to remember that you leapt them, or that the hurdles ever existed?
    • Ever wonder, "Why me?"

    Dave Mosby is coauthor of The Paradox of Excellence: How Great Performance Can Kill Your Business. Here is an entire book on this exact challenge. It applies to the company you work for. It applies to you. Dave tells you how to fix it.

    Just take a look at the reviews and endorsements Dave's book has garnered, at: http://www.amazon.com/Paradox-Excellence-Great-Performance-Business/dp/0787981397/ref=pd_sxp_f_r/102-2532334-4191363?ie=UTF8

    “Funny. Enlightening. Motivational. Thought-provoking. Informative”. These are the words audience members consistently say when describing talks by Dave Mosby. Major corporations, professional and trade organizations, small businesses and church organizations all find Dave a joy to hear speak. He combines a folksy style with a brilliant intellect to deliver talks the audiences find relevant, insightful and entertaining.


    About the Presenter

    Dave Mosby, CEO, Technologist, Visionary, Author

    Dave has thirty-five years of experience in high technology includes nearly twenty years in CEO positions. As founder and CEO of InterWorks Software, Inc., a software development firm that creates specialized customer retention and value reinforcement solutions, Dave has built solutions for many Global 2000 companies including DHL, Kaiser Permanente, and Link Logistics/Starbucks. Previously, Dave was president and CEO of Softguard Systems, Inc., a publicly traded software firm where he increased market capitalization 2,500 percent in three years. Prior to that, he was president of The Systems Support Group and has also led teams at SAGE Software, Boole & Babbage, and University Computing Company. He started his technology career at the NSA and Strategic Air Command.

    Dave is co-author of the highly acclaimed new book, The Paradox of Excellence, How Great Performance Can Kill Your Business which has appeared in Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News and Canada’s Globe and Mail.




    Building D

    Southern Cross Room

    3410 Hillview Avenue

    Palo Alto, CA 94304



    6:30pm - 7:00pm - Registration

    7:00pm - 8:30pm - Presentation



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members


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