On July 15th and 16th I will be in San Francisco for a few
meetings, and it will be my pleasure to meet the San Francisco MySQL User Group, where I
will talk about MySQL Sandbox.|
From there, I will continue to Portland, to attend the …
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I've just spent an hour of my spare time watching an exceptional
UC Berkeley Lecture by Arun Sarin, former Vodafone's CEO. He
shared his thoughts on leadership, focusing on four major topics
that a leader should always keep in mind. I'll try to summarize
some points that I intend to keep in mind.
Always look at the big picture, keep an eye on what will be your company in 5,10, 15 years. Try to understand the world and anticipate trends. Comunicate clearly through mission and vision and make sure that every step is in the right direction.
Following up on yesterday's post about Peter Drucker's principles of effective executives, I asked former CEO of MySQL Mårten Mickos to discuss the principles that we has used in building an effective executive team. After all no single executive can be successful on their own; to build a high-performance culture requires a discipline that extends across the entire leadership.
I have not said much about Drizzle here; that is because there is not much to say. It is premature, really, to say anything about it at this point. Some have said they will support Drizzle; as Pythian supports several database systems, it is very likely that we will support Drizzle as well. Particularly since there is in-house Drizzle expertise already. But I digress; my point is that it is premature to really say much about Drizzle.
My involvement in Drizzle goes back to around the end of April/beginning of May 2008. Given my early involvement, …[Read more...]
Back in 2000 I began writing for swynk.com in hopes of learning more about SQL Server and beginning to make a name for myself in the SQL Server community. That was a little over seven years ago. As SQLServerCentral.com came online, I transitioned to it, writing articles and contributing heavily in the forums. Opportunities abounded from this effort, with the chance to write an …[Read more...]
I've spent my spare time the last few weekends helping a
non-profit called Fast Forward here in the Columbia, SC area. I
don't post this here to blow my own horn but rather to point out
the need many non-profit organizations have for quality IT
support. Most non-profits operate on a limited budget meaning
they take help where they can get it. Often times there just
isn't money left in the budget for a services contract, etc.,
even for an organization like Fast Forward.
This is where knowledgeable folks can really make a difference. I know the usual excuse: after spending all …
The presentation How to Be a Consultant has been posted to the Midlands PASS Chapter website. The presentation was given by Midlands PASS Vice President and Treasurer, Ben DeBow, of CounterLogic.com. There's a lot of great information on succeeding as an independent consultant from one who has been doing just that for a while now. It is not specific to any technology but rather focuses on the …[Read more...]
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