Matthew Nowosiadly, EMBA’09
Matthew Nowosiadly is president and founder of Now Business Intelligence, an information technology management consulting firm based in Boston, Mass. Drawing on Matthew’s more than 15 years of experience in IT consulting, his firm provides custom software development, COTS software integration, requirements gathering, and business process reengineering services to clients in the aerospace defense and biotech industries, and state and federal governments. In his spare time, he likes to fly remote control airplanes and real helicopters. Matthew can be reached at email@example.com.
The greatest truth in management: It’s all about solid, strong, healthy relationships.
My first job was: My own landscaping business when I was 13.
The last book I read was: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath.
I’ll retire when: I stop having fun.
No one has influenced me more than: My father. He allowed me to fail safely.
The moment I knew I didn’t know it all was when: During my leadership at an almond company, almonds went from $1.79 per pound to $3.50 per pound. That’s the day I learned what a commodity was.
When I was in the School of Management, I wish: I had been more present.
The easiest part of my job is: Everything. I just execute fun projects.
If a film were made of my life, I’d be played by: Harvey Keitel.
Ambition is: The desire to never stagnate and bathe confidently in eternal optimism.
The most difficult part of management is: Letting your team fail safely.
Most people don’t know that: I meditate.
Every day I make the time to: Reflect and exercise.
Running a successful organization takes: Courage, quick thinking, creativity, and, above all, trust.
The soundtrack of my life includes: Tool, Vivaldi, Muse, and Bach.
Nothing tells more about a person than: The relationships that surround and support them.
My guilty pleasure is: Building and flying remote control airplanes.
If I could change one thing about the world, it would be: The lack of tolerance.
I’m happiest when: I’m learning, creating, or building.
What’s changed most in business is: The ability to make a deal on a handshake.
The wisest investment I ever made was: Enrolling in the Boston University Executive MBA program.