SQLServerCentral recently published Something I learned while unemployed. Written by Rod Falanga, it has lessons worth learning about making time to stay current and the difference between knowing concepts and implementing them.
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I’m not sure what put this phrase in my head, though I think in part it came from various posts by Seth Godin, and it represents something – a doubt maybe – about whether I’m doing enough. I think of myself as fairly conservative when it comes to taking risks. Others might not agree, but […]
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24 Hours of PASS (24HOP) has been around a few years now, but this will be my first time participating as a speaker. I decided to do present a topic that would be a good lead-in to the two talks I’ll be doing at the PASS Summit 2012 – one on Professional Development and one […]
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I talk to people about career planning and professional development quite a bit. It’s common to find them wanting to grow, but unsure of how, and more unsure of what is worthwhile. One of the things I recommend most often is to give a presentation at one of the community events. It grows a whole […]
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The Tampa IT Pro Camp will be held September 22 at New Horizons in Tampa (different location than last time). It’s the weekend before SQLSaturday Orlando, so I’m just going down for the day (and breaking my no back to back weekend rule for the first time this year). I submitted two presentations, one about […]
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One of the things I enjoy about work is seeing the various cultures that evolve. Some companies are rigid, some are fun, some very loosely organized, etc. It’s almost magic how it happens, and it’s rarely all done on purpose. Each manager has a style, each employee has a work rhythm, and they get combined […]
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