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Richie Etwaru
An agent of value, Richie is an infector of thought for which there is no cure. His career has been defined by cognitive jujitsu that places people and companies in powerful positions that drive creativity and success.

He has been a COO for technology at a large financial services company, a divisional CIO at a large investment bank, a co-founder of startups, a head of innovation of a billion dollar software company, and sits on multiple start-up advisory boards.

A champion for global innovation, Richie, is responsible for defining and delivering the global next generation enterprise product suite for health and life sciences as a member of the Executive Committee at Cegedim.

He is a lifetime student completing his PhD, passionate about identifying and nurturing talent, and strives to stay hungry and humble forever.

Entries by Richie Etwaru

5 Hidden Superfoods to Eat Healthy in 2016

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 5:23 PM


It's Jan. 2nd, you are serious about your New Year's resolution. In addition to getting in good shape, you start the year off eating healthy. You are doing extremely well until about Jan. 12th. By the second week of the year, you become...

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The Battle For The Digital Corner Office, #CDO

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 2:01 PM


Article written in partnership with Roger Beynon.

Whether they are spooked by the specter of "digital disruption" or just afraid that the bandwagon will leave before they can jump on, organizations are desperately looking for C-level talent with digital credentials.

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5 Reasons Why Apple Watch Will Not Be Awesome

(4) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 7:57 PM

First, let me say I will purchase the Apple watch. Of course I will, I am a nerd, and I will purchase it for the mere "innovator's vanity" which plagues early adopters of expensive cutting edge gizmos.

This is why I got the Google Glass, and then never touched it...

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10 Tricks to Help Anyone Write a Book

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 12:05 AM

  1. Write less, not more. Initially my biggest fear was "would I have enough content?" Trust me when I tell you, most authors suffer from too many words, not too little. Books are getting shorter and shorter to match our shortening attention span. Write less, then expand later. It is much...
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The Problem With Age Bias & Generations

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 9:18 AM


If you are leading individuals from multiple "generations," you are probably categorizing them incorrectly, and here is why this is bad for you and your business.

There are 78 million pages returned from a Google search for "leading generations." Almost 5000 books are...

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Is Your Job a Drug Addiction?

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 4:15 PM


You know the danger and risks of an addiction, but the feeling is so good or good enough you convince yourself to engage in the danger and the risk to continue taking/using the drug.

In a conversation with a good friend

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Startup Hacks: 10 Ways to Increase Your Startup's Valuation When Pitching VCs

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 4:33 PM


Being on either the pitching or receiving end of over 200 venture capital presentations has left me examples of a long list of things that do not work. Unfortunately however, rarely do I get asked what does not work, more frequently I get...

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Enough of the Cloud Already, What Is Next for Enterprise Technology?

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 6:08 PM

Business leaders interested in the future of enterprise technology should stop thinking of "the cloud" as a noun and start thinking about "clouding" as a verb.

When we talk about cloud computing in general, we're describing a set of efficiency principles only applied to once stateful compute and storage...

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10 Things Most Exceptional CIOs Never Do

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 7:15 PM


The list below is from over two decades of observations in first, second and third person. Before publishing I asked over 50 Fortune 1000 CIOs and CTOs to...

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Most Wearable Devices Will Fail and the Name of the Category Will Change From Wearables to Sense-ables

(7) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 4:03 PM

Wearables are anything but sensible, from first hand observation they are somewhat silly, as they are trying to solve a problem that can be solved by a myriad of simpler and more passive mechanism.

If you were at CES, you could not have missed a new category of computing called...

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Every American Parent Should Teach Their Children about Patents: Here's Why

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 12:24 PM

In 2012, California generated more than 25 percent of the patents granted by the United States Patent Office (USPO) with almost 35,000 patents granted to citizens or organizations from California; the USPO granted a meek approximate 8,500 patents to citizens and organizations from New York, and as few...

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Every Worker Is a Knowledge Worker, Yes, But They Are Mostly Bored. What's Next?

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 10:28 AM


  1. How many employees are on your P&L that are titled knowledge workers but are modern manual workers performing repeated mundane tasks optimal for automation?
  2. How many mistakes/errors are occurring, and what security and privacy risks are being introduce daily to your organization by...
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10 Things I Bet You Didn't Know About Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 5:45 PM

While conducting interviews and research on an article calling for less talk on innovation and more doing, I stumbled on the list below of somewhat unknown and starling things about innovation and thought I would share.

Most of these will not help you be a better manager or leader, but...

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Marketing in the Modern Attention Econo-me, 9 M-words Modern CMOs Should Consider

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 2:43 PM


Marketing has always been an inexact science. Starting with John Wanamaker famously saying over a century ago "Half the money I spend on advertising is...

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Will the First Generation of Robot Laborers Be Ridiculed By Those Opposing Outsourcing?

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 4:19 PM


The word "robosourcing" is making its way into the technology media, and starting to skirt the fringes of...

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Sorry Scoble, Wearables Are Not Doomed

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 3:22 PM

Given my recent Google Glass experience, and Google's announcement of the smart contact lenses, I interviewed Tim Moore the founder and CEO of Venture Glass, which creates wearable products and solutions, and was recently identified as "an emerging thought leader in wearable...
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Message to CIOs, Stop Hogging Innovation: It's the Business of Everyone in the C-Suite

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 12:11 PM


"There's no 'I' in team," goes the old saying, but many seem to think there's a...

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An Invisible Computer? Researchers Prototype Invisible Computer Around Hair and Eyes!

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 1:22 PM


Have you heard of Salvatore Giovanni and Munzenrieder Niko? If...

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Forget Software: Hardware Is the New Sexy, and It's Because of Google Glass

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 11:15 AM

Whether you are a gamer, electronics junkie, startup jock, tradition nerd (we are the original), or enterprise CIO -- for the last decade, software was sexy.

Cloud computing, cloud storage creating "cloud" the noun, and clouding Everything as a Service creating "clouding" the verb, has made software the sexy...

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How to Win Back 1 Hour Per Day with 5 Easy Tips

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 8:07 PM

I always get asked how do you find the time in the day to do all that you do? Usually my answer is, "I do not have kids as of yet, so I am taking advantage of it." Watching David Pogue discuss the 10 time-saving tech tips on...

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