There are a lot of times when the decision matters less than who makes it. A common if simplified example is a code review; whoever ‘wins’ the review gets to feel some ownership, and all too often the win is style rather than substance. I see it in managers a lot, they want to do […]Read more "Default to Yes"
I picked up The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Engimatic Agency $13 @ Amazon) from the library, had been hoping to find In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect. Interesting read in some places, a little slow in others, but […]Read more "Book Review: The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Engimatic Agency"
Funny how if take time for longer conversations, ones that ramble, you often learn interesting things that you just wouldn’t learn any other way. My friend Don was in town for SQLSaturday #40 a few weeks back and we were talking about blogging. An interesting conversation because Don is a professional writer (professional = get’s […]Read more "Audio Proofreading & Writing Quality"
We started the event with a speaker/volunteer dinner at the home of Kevin Kline (former PASS President, current MVP,and all around good guy). Aside it being a looong way out from downtown Nashville, it was a great evening, people inside and outside, burgers, bbq, and all the sides, and even banana pudding. Thanks Kevin! A […]Read more "Notes on SQLSaturday #51"
In 2009 we had a contentious election cycle at PASS, and I won’t go through the details again, but because of that I saw two things; we needed greater transparency, and for what I feel was the first time the SQL community took on the task of vetting and discussing the candidates. The latter point […]Read more "PASS Update #41 (Elections)"
I’ll actually be going up a couple days early for a PASS Board meeting, then shifting to speaker/attendee mode Friday night for SQLSaturday #51. Lots of old friends on the schedule, looking forward to catching up and it will also be my first trip to Nashville. If you’re attending hope you’ll say hello.Read more "I’m Attending SQLSaturday #51 in Nashville"
I found Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal Brand on the Business Battlefield by David D’Alessandro ($12@ Amazon) in the audio section at the library, one of those happy occurrences when I’m looking with no particular item in mind, just something interesting to listen to while I drive. I’m fan of personal […]Read more "Book Review: Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal Brand on the Business Battlefield"