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Archives: April 2010

How to Tell When SQL Server Started?

As a consultant, I’m regularly asked to diagnose and solve problems when I have incomplete or conflicting information given to me by the client. They don’t mean any harm, but different people in the organization have different perspectives and different memories. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is really… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 28 April 2010

Consulting and the MBA

The year is 1991. Nirvana’s Smells like teen spirit is the must-have album of the year. And everyone who is anyone has seen Silence of the Lambs.

It’s the economy, stupid.” is getting more airplay than The New Kids on the Block.

And although it doesn’t… Read more

3 comments, 126 reads

Posted in Joe Webb on 22 April 2010

Book Review: Crush It!


Not long ago, I read a review of Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, Crush It! The reviewer, Michael Hyatt (Twitter | Blog), liked the book so much that after listening to the audio version, he bought the printed version so he could read it and make notes. This is significant…

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0 comments, 160 reads

Posted in Joe Webb on 12 April 2010

Data-Driven Subscriptions at OPASS

Six months ago, I spoke at a SQLSaturday in Orlando, Florida. I had a great time. Andy Warren (Blog | Twitter), Jack Corbett (blog | Twitter), and the rest of the team from the Orlando SQL Server User Group, OPASS, did a great job putting together… Read more

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Posted in Joe Webb on 8 April 2010