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February 19, 2010 10:59 ET

Cincom CEO Tom Nies Launches Entrepreneurial Leadership Website

Focus on Helping Entrepreneurial Leaders of Tomorrow -- Today

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - February 19, 2010) - Cincom CEO Thomas Nies, the longest-active serving CEO in the technology industry is a busy man. He's the featured presenter at the Executive Speaker Series on February 23, 2010 at Miami University's Farmer School of Business, then on Feb. 25 and 26, he and Cincom are hosting the 2010 University of Cincinnati "Spirit of Enterprise" Graduate Business Plan Competition, providing $20,000 in overall prize money.

What do these two things have in common?

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Cincom's Tom Nies is sharing his hard earned and learned leadership lessons with the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders... hoping to help them become the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow -- today.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...

To help share Mr. Nies' ideas, information, insights and inspirations a Tom Nies entrepreneurial leadership Web site (Http://tomnies.cincom.com) launched today. The Web site provides articles, interviews, images and video to help tell the remarkable story of one of the pioneers of software industry. What story you say?

LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY

Long ago and far away (from Silicon Valley anyway) in September of 1968, a radical idea for a new product and a new company was born in a Cincinnati basement; an idea that took seed with $600, a card table and a dream.

A DAUNTING DREAM

The challenges of the dream were daunting: create, market, and sell a product that one of the biggest companies in the world (IBM) was giving away for free.

NO PRODUCT, NO CUSTOMERS, NO INDUSTRY

That dream also included no venture capital; no one would finance it. Why? Because no one understood it. Software or softwear? What's that, clothes? One bank actually thought that and turned him down. They didn't finance women's lingerie stores. Why the confusion?

BEFORE MICROSOFT -- BEFORE ORACLE

This was seven years before Microsoft was founded in 1975 and nine years before Oracle was founded in 1977. And, this was in Cincinnati, Ohio not Silicon Valley.

Forty-one years of pioneering, advancement and leadership in the turbulent and unforgiving software industry followed by Mr. Nies and his Cincom employees.

PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINSTERS

Along the way a few people noticed. People like President Ronald Reagan, several Governors, Former British Prime Minister Heath, the Smithsonian Institute and Harvard Business School among many other prestigious organizations have recognized Mr. Nies, and Cincom.

LEARN TO BE ONE OF TOMORROW'S LEADERS -- TODAY

Visit the Web site and explore the entrepreneurial ideas, information, insights and inspirations that Cincom CEO Tom Nies has garnered along the way of his extraordinary 42 years in the software industry.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Steve Kayser
    US PR Director
    Tel. 1-800-2-Cincom or 513-612-2348
    Email: skayser@cincom.com

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