The Abilene Paradox by Jerry Harvey is not a new book, written in 1988. It’s part of some reading I’m doing for a project. The book is about management and is a series of stories/essays. It’s not a book I’d recommend to a first time or first level manager, but for all that it had […]Read more "Review: The Abilene Paradox"
Have you ever been told that it’s ok to fail? Did it ever feel like it was really ok to fail? Are you ok with other people trying and failing? Or do we look at them and think, they didn’t try hard enough, they didn’t ask the right questions, I would have done x, or […]Read more "The World Needs More A/B Testing"
The Year Without Pants by Scott Berkun is about a former manager/now speaker and writer going to work for WordPress for a year. It was a must-read for me; I’m a fan of the authors writing as well as WordPress. It’s supposed to about the future of work and maybe it is, but I think […]Read more "Review: The Year Without Pants"
Back in September I wrote the first version of Skills I Used Last Week, so I thought I’d loop back to see if I was doing anything new lately. The window is really the last few weeks, but I thought I’d stick with the title for now, for continuity! Mostly it’s the same same as […]Read more "Skills I Used Last Week #2"
I’ll be presenting PCI for the SQL DBA today at 1 pm EST for the PASS Security Virtual Chapter. Depending on where you live you can take an early, on time, or late lunch to join me for an hour. It’s an interesting topic!Read more "Learn About PCI Today"
For once the drive from Orlando to Tampa went smoothly, no delays due to accidents or construction or UFO’s, a good start to the weekend! We checked in at the Hilton Garden Inn about 3 miles from the event in what seems to be one of those ‘hotel areas’ that seems to support both the […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday #248"
Tonight I’ll be talking again with my children about Veteran’s Day, what it means to me, and what I hope it will mean to them. At ages of 7 & 10 it’s still pretty abstract, but worth a few minutes to build on what we talked about last year. I joined the military not long […]Read more "Veterans Day 2013"