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What is Big Data?

  “Without Big Data, you are just blind and deaf person in the middle of a freeway” -Geoffrey Moore The term Big Data is used extensively when people begin talking about IT trends. With the rise in the popularity of this term, many companies are trying to get into this space. Before we go much […]

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5 Lessons on Entreleadership

5 Lessons on Entreleadership

Dave Ramsey has grown his organization up from a card table in his living room.  Over twenty years ago he began counseling people on how to get out of debt using the same system he used and developed when after he personally declared bankruptcy.  In 2011 Dave Ramsey published EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom […]

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Helping IT Staffing firms make a great connection!

  I recently met with Adam Steen of 25Connections.com and we discussed what I am trying to do with MyITCareerCoach.com.  He suggested I work on something to help IT(Information Technology) Staffing agencies make better placements of their IT candidates.  We brainstormed three different areas where MyITCareerCoach.com could help them out. The first area is in […]

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Oracle Virtual Machine or OVM

On September 19th Paul Canelos presented a Lunch and Learn at Zirous  on Oracle Virtual Machine.  Oracle Virtual Machine or OVM is a tough, rock solid, and free virtual machine software.  Paul first compared OVM to the “Ferrari” of virtualization VMWare which is costly to setup.  Paul then went into showing us a demo using the web based […]

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What is your Failure Rate?

Would you like me to give you a formula for success?  It’s quite simply, really.  Double your rate of failure. -Thomas J. Watson , founder of IBM Over the last week you have probably made at least five failures.  I know I have made many more but let’s focus on five of those.  Look at […]

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Meeting Basics Part 2

Yesterday we spoke about some slides on Meeting basics.  I wanted to touch on meeting preparation.  This is many times over looked, or we think this is just scheduling the meeting and inviting the people.  These steps are just the start of the meeting preparation.  In looking at slide 5 in this series it talks […]

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Meeting Basics Part 1

We have all been in many meetings where there is no agenda.  It makes me want to scream your wasting our time!  We have no agenda how can we prepare for what is to be discussed.  How can we make sure the right people are in the meeting.  I found some slides on the internet […]

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Finding balance

How do you find balance with your life and your career?  I would say I have been pretty fortunate with my various stops in my career.  I have had to put in some long hours at times but, overall it has been good.  I know former co-workers who chased more money and got stuck working […]

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Open work spaces

  We recently changed our seating layout to Open work space.  We have found a lot of benefits having the whole team together with no boundaries.  Problems are solved faster when you can turn around and ask questions to the people that know.    There was some initial concern about proximity to other workers.   That has […]

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