Darwin the Data Dude is so…
experienced. From his early
days in San Francisco,
singing for donations in
the Haight, to learning
COBOL from that guy,
to his Silicon Valley
"sell-out" period, to his
Professorship / Recording
career, to his current
dream of starting a
for over-stressed data
workers, he seems to have
packed his life with more
than one person could
possibly have experienced.
This has led some astute readers to ask me an important question:
"Is Darwin the Data Dude a real person?"
Here's my consultant's answer:
If you believe it's possible to exist in the corporate environment and still maintain your creativity,
then yes, he is real. If you believe you can temper pragmatism with compassion,
meld profitability and idealism, and balance power with empowerment, then yes, he is real.
If you believe in love, laughter in the rain, or self-referential integrity,
then yes, Virginia, Darwin the Data Dude is real.
President of The Data Governance Institute and
Publisher of The Data Governance Institute Website
In the interest of full disclosure, I should inform you that Darwin the Data Dude is a composite character, based on several people living and dead. His opinions, views, and experiences are theirs, passed to us through conversations, written correspondence, and various sessions on a Ouija board :-)
Actually, Darwin is voiced by Data Governance Institute Associate Reese Thomas, who, incidentally, looks nothing like the artist's rendition of Darwin above.
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