Raul Valdes-Perez was co-founder, chairman, and nine-year CEO of Vivisimo, bought by IBM in 2012, and was a 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He was on the computer science faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, where earlier he completed a PhD under the Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon. He remains involved in new start-up ventures and lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Advice is for Winners explains how to be proactive and skilled in seeking advice from others for better decision making in life and at work. Describing the many benefits of advice and why people often fail to seek it, the author views advice as a creative and fulfilling intellectual, emotional, and social process, drawing on varied
experiences as a traveler, father, scientist, and entrepreneur.