Reading this post about Alton Brown from Good Eats triggered me to think on the topic. It looks like initially he just elected to not engage, then gave it another try with a different philosophy. Not easy to laugh about @altonbrownsucks! If you reach a certain level of fame you’ll also hit the point where […]Read more "Fame and Social Media"
During a recent call I was talking with someone about achieving a career goal (coaching in itself, though unplanned) and I suggested that someone we both knew would be an excellent coach towards achieving that goal. Finding a coach that has the expertise is usually hard, in this case I could easily name someone. Which […]Read more "Why Would They Coach Me?"
If you’re a blogger or a twitterer or a SQL speaker or PASS volunteer, you do it because you have found it to be fun, worthwhile, even challenging perhaps. I bet you remember doubting the value before you started and hesitating to take the leap, and maybe you tried it because you had someone inspire […]Read more "Growing the SQL Community – Carefully"