“Cash is one of the most creative and successful people that I call a friend. His new book [Listening as a Martial Art] listening is an excellent manual for one of the most important components of any successful career or venture. Listening, like the martial arts, I believe, is a contact activity with many similarities to physical exchanges.
David W. Pruitt, Retired Chairman and CEO of Cap Rock Energy
Steven “Cash” Nickerson is President and a Principal of PDS Tech, Inc., a position he has held for 12 years. With approximately $400 million in annual sales, PDS is one of the largest engineering and IT staffing firms in the United States, employing more than 10,000 staffers annually. He has held a variety of legal and executive positions in his 30 year career, including serving as an attorney and marketing executive for Union Pacific Railroad, an associate and then partner at Jenner & Block, one of Chicago’s five largest law firms and chairman, and CEO of an Internet company he took public through a reverse merger.
I am a daily practitioner of many martial arts including American Kenpo Karate (Black Belt 3rd degree), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Brown Belt), The Russian Martial Art (Instructor) and Iaido (the traditional martial art of the Samurai. I began my study of martial arts in the late 1970’s.
I also study martial art writings and have traveled to foreign countries to study martial arts.