The Age of the Platform

OCDQ Radio is a vendor-neutral podcast about data quality and its related disciplines, produced and hosted by Jim Harris.


Phil Simon is the author of three books: The New Small (Motion, 2010), Why New Systems Fail (Cengage, 2010) and The Next Wave of Technologies (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

A recognized technology expert, he consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology.  His contributions have been featured on The Globe and Mail, the American Express Open Forum, ComputerWorld, ZDNet,,, The New York Times, ReadWriteWeb, and many other sites.

When not fiddling with computers, hosting podcasts, putting himself in comics, and writing, Phil enjoys English Bulldogs, tennis, golf, movies that hurt the brain, fantasy football, and progressive rock—which is also the subject of this episode’s book contest (see below).

On this episode of OCDQ Radio, Phil and I discuss his fourth book, The Age of the Platform, which will be published later this year thanks to the help of the generous contributions of people like you who are backing the book’s Kickstarter project.


The Age of the Platform

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Win a Copy of the Book

Phil Simon wants to give one lucky OCDQ Radio listener a free copy of his new book, The Age of the Platform: Rethinking the Future of Business.

Here is how the book contest will work:

(1) Book Contest Question — On this OCDQ Radio episode, Phil Simon named his favorite song from his favorite band.  What is it?


(2) Book Contest Deadline — By no later than July 31, 2011, Email Jim Harris with your answer to the book contest question.


(3) Book Contest Winner — In early August, one winner will be randomly selected from among the emails containing the correct answer to the contest question, and Phil Simon will email the winner requesting a postal address to ship the book.



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