Professional Development

SQLCruise 2010 Classroom

How to Get Paid to Take a Cruise

As a database expert, I regularly travel to speak at conferences.  When I travel, I try to time my trips to take advantage of other opportunities to see sights, visit friends, or relax.  When my speaking schedule put me in South Florida last summer, I thought I’d take a cruise out of Miami afterwards. SQLCruise…
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Standard Deviation

Telling Clients They’re Unusual

Consultants need to get around. One of the key differences between consultants and contractors is that contractors tend to stay at the same company for weeks or months, while consultants jump around very quickly from project to project.  Most of my engagements are just 3-4 days long: I parachute in, put out the burning fires,…
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