Category Archives: Business

Sorting behavior

One of the best parts of my job is explaining database concepts to non-database folks: developers, managers, CEOs, my wife, etc. One lesson I’ve had to explain numerous times is that SQL Server doesn’t guarantee that data will come back … Continue reading

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Broaden your vision

Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18A, KJV) It’s old wisdom but still valid. When you have no direction you flounder and sometimes the people around you flounder, too. This is true in the tech world as … Continue reading

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Who needs people?

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. Proverbs 18:1 Last week I wrote a bit about parenthood. I’ve been dwelling a lot on fatherhood and that’s forced me to take a good look … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday # 13 – Asking the business good questions

Fatherhood involves more than just having dried food on your shirt. People expect you to do crazy things like wave your arms like a muppet or impart wisdom to the next generation. I don’t know that I have much wisdom … Continue reading

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