"Most good ideas, if not nearly all, arrive on deaf ideas. So a good idea that is not favored from the start isn't necessarily a death knell for it. The real courage and commitment to fight for an orphan idea, to bring it forward, is what separates winners from losers in the marketplace today. So I think the key is if you can overcome early objections and keep going, mush on, you'll find that a good idea with win an audience and converts." -- Tom Hayes
Tom Hayes, chief marketing officer for Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., is responsible for the Company's worldwide marketing programs, advertising, branding, worldwide external relations and Internet business tools. Prior to joining Marvell, he held similar executive positions at Applied Materials, HP and Enea Software. Mr. Hayes and his work have been profiled in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine, CNBC, CNN and dozens of other publications and outlets worldwide. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post and the author of Jump Point: How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business (McGraw-Hill) and No Size Fits All: From Mass Marketing to Mass Handselling (Penguin/Portfolio). Hayes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and completed executive programs at Stanford University and Harvard Business School.