This year, I’ve got to start with my wife Mary. No entrepreneur has ever had a wife more supportive and understanding than she has been since I left Dun & Bradstreet and founded Hub Designs in 2007 as a consulting firm focused on MDM and data governance. She’s been there through all of the ups and downs, and has given me great advice and counsel through it all. I’m grateful too for our sons, Conor and Brendan – quite literally, the lights of my life.
I’m grateful to all of our clients – without you, of course, we’d literally be nowhere. The Hub Designs team works hard for our clients, but that’s because you inspire us, evoke our passions, and appreciate our efforts. We are grateful for your trust in us, and we will always do our best for you.
To everyone on the Hub Designs team – I’m grateful for your hard work and persistence. We formally launched our Thought Leadership practice this year and it’s been very successful, with several clients signing up for our services in writing white papers, conducting webinars, and providing guidance on using social media.
Lastly, I’m grateful to everyone who reads or participates in what we’re calling the Hub Designs Network:
- The Hub Designs Web Site
- The Hub Designs Blog
- The Hub Designs “Best Practices in MDM” Newsletter
- My social media accounts on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
- The MDM Community, a social network of MDM practitioners with 380+ members from 31 countries
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who reads this blog, our newsletter, my articles in Information Management magazine and The Data Warehousing Institute, or who is connected with me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or The MDM Community. When I started Hub Designs as a consulting firm, I had no idea how much writing I would be doing, or how much I would come to enjoy it.
The reason I enjoy it so much, of course, is the great feedback I get from an engaged readership. I try to keep my writing authentic, honest and objective, and to put myself in your shoes. “What would I want to read, if I was trying to learn about master data management or data governance? What questions would I have?” So of course, it’s great when you write in with your actual questions. You’re always welcome to do just that – simply use the Contact Us selection on the blog menu.
So here’s hoping you had a relaxing, peaceful and happy Thanksgiving Day, with plenty of turkey, stuffing and family to go around!