Steven Seiden


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author


For twenty-five years, Steven Seiden, president and founder of Acquired Data Solutions (ADS), has set the organization’s strategy based on four standing principles: (1) people first, (2) customer success, (3) fiscal responsibility, and (4) effective communication. ADS has delivered resilient, robust, and quality solutions throughout the engineering and Internet of Things (IOT) lifecycle. Prior to founding ADS, Steven earned two masters’ in engineering at North Carolina State University and a BS in computer science at American University. He was also a contractor for the US Army Corps. Steven is dedicated to giving back to his community by providing relevant career development opportunities for low-income residents in the DC region. He served on the board for On-Ramps to Careers, and previously held leadership roles with Byte Back. He has led a summer youth STEM literacy program for DC high school students since 2016. Along with his community work, Steven has taken pride in advocating for mental health for himself along with his staff. During the pandemic, ADS completed its Mental Health Certification from Let’s Empower, Advocate, and Do, Inc. (LEAD). He inspired others with his enhanced commitment to his staff’s well-being by writing two articles for publications and participated in numerous interviews and articles discussing corporate mental health. This chapter is dedicated to my wife, who has always supported me during my crazy entrepreneurial journey and for being my rock, and the rock of our family, and to my children who I have tried to show up for every day.

Published Book

Success Mindsets

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

For driven individuals searching for a more positive attitude, Success Mindsets is an anthology highlighting the thought process, attitude and approach to your professional life. The difference between success and failure is how you view a problem.


The world prizes success. It rarely shows the effort people make to achieve it. We crave success, but it can seem so unattainable that we assume it’s not for us. What if successful business people were to let us in on their secrets? That what separates the adored from the overlooked is mindset.

You will come to understand this by reading the brilliant contributors of Success Mindsets. This anthology gathers advice from several dozen exceptional leaders, ranging from CEOs to champions to game-changers. Success Mindsets reveals that many roads lead to success and you must choose the one that suits your concept best.

Each chapter in Success Mindsets will reveal methods for developing the right approach for navigating your journey to success. Dive in now to:

  • Understand the mindset of being adaptable in your pursuit of success. 
  • Adopt a growth mindset, to value long-term growth over short-term revenue. 
  • Utilize your driven mindset to keep advancing your career even as the world turns completely upside down.  
  • Study areas of strength and bolster weaknesses through the mindset of lifelong learning
  • Embrace the mindset of self-compassion to look out for yourself while leading others.  

Minds are more effective when they are open. You can always adapt your mindset to the situation in pursuit of your goals. What mindset will shepherd you through your professional journey?

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