If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes
Nick Donofrio and Michael DeMarco
Guiseppe D’Onofrio emigrated to America in 1904, becoming a hatmaker in Beacon, New York’s Italian ghetto. His third son, Nicholas Joseph Donofrio, served as an aircraft mechanic in World War II, returning home to become a guard at a hospital for the criminally insane.
Nicholas’s son, Nick Donofrio, grew up to lead IBM as Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology.
If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes is a powerful testimony to our ability as human beings to drive transformation, not just within the realm of technology but across generations. With both heart and candor, Donofrio explains how he led IBM’s global technical team to embrace a market-centric focus—redefining innovation and sparking worldwide collaboration for a new Big Blue.
Featuring cameo interviews with luminaries like Sam Palmisano, Jon Rubinstein, Lisa Su, Bernard Charles, Linda Sanford, Vic Reis, and Paul Horn, this one-of-a-kind autobiography will change everything you think you know about what it means to forge the cutting edge of technology.
Press & Praise
This is the story that hasn't been told: if Nick and his team hadn't pulled off the mainframe (reinvention), IBM would not have had the financial capacity to get through the crisis. None of the books are written that way, but quite honestly, the mainframe team saved the company.
Nick is a gentleman, a very strong technical guy, and a great manager. He's incredibly well respected by everyone who has worked for him and around him. I think he's one of the giants of the industry.
Nick is an incredible technology leader who has led the industry through a number of key technology transitions. He's not just a great technologist; he's a great person and a compassionate leader overall.