Using Power, Seduction, and War To Improve Productivity

Ouch! Fail! Just endured a smack down at the hands of my team.  I pointed out a clear issue affecting the team's productivity (with a solution ready in my back pocket).  The team denied it was an issue, saying it was in fact one of the things they take pride in.  I was left in… Continue reading Using Power, Seduction, and War To Improve Productivity

When Hiring Your Database Team – Do Not Settle!

One of the unwritten qualifications of a great business intelligence or database team lead are interviewing skills.  Finding the right business intelligence pro can often be a slow process that frequently results in upper management demanding you "just pick someone!".  Do not give in!  This recent interview with Digg founder and angel investor Kevin Rose… Continue reading When Hiring Your Database Team – Do Not Settle!

Database Architects – You Are In Demand

Finding a great Database Architect is a challenging task.  I stumbled across a recent post by marketing guru Seth Godin which happened to touch on this and lumped DB Architects in with some rarefied company: