I try to remember that not all my ideas are great. If anything, most are not, and that applies to most people. Even great ideas don’t always get implemented, due to politics, poor marketing, poor timing, and more, but perhaps mostly due to it being really hard to tell which ideas are great until after […]Read more "Not All Ideas Are Great and Not All Great Ideas Get Implemented"
For the past couple months I’ve been looking forward to a 5 week break, a chance to think about what I’ve learned and what I want to do next. I haven’t take 2 weeks in a row off in almost 3 years, so a nice vacation, some thinking, some yard work, that seemed like a […]Read more "Looking Forward"
As I re-read the original Looking Back post I realized I didn’t include anything about the fear part – stepping away from an established career focus to do something else for a while. I’ve been a SQL guy for a long time, I started using SQL Server in 1998 and I was working with data […]Read more "Looking Back-Part 2"
One of the things I like to do is take some time on decisions that matter to me. That’s a broad scope. Typically “yes” decisions are ones that I’m immediately comfortable with the risk, reward, whatever, and I know that I’m not going to rethink it afterward. Decisions that will be “no” I think on […]Read more "Testing Decisions"
I had a question recently about how budgets work at PASS, and I think that’s something worth sharing, so I’m going to write an overview of that process today. Note that I’m not the Finance guy, so the “official” word gets published elsewhere, and for that reason I’m not quoting numbers, just talking about process […]Read more "PASS Update #44 (Budget)"