Thought Leadership

Book Review: Corporate Finance and Investment: Decisions and Strategies

Corporate Finance And Investment: Decisions & Strategies by Richard Pike My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was helpful in helping me to understand the principles of corporate finance, and develop the key tools to apply it in the workplace. I will probably keep dipping into it throughout my career. It's well-rounded, covering a… Continue reading Book Review: Corporate Finance and Investment: Decisions and Strategies

Artificial Intelligence, Thought Leadership

Uncensored #AI and #SupplyChain Influencers Jen Stirrup, Rachael White, Sharlyn Lauby and Oliver Christie at #SAPAriba Live

More thought-provoking content from the SAPAriba conference to follow on later posts, but, for now, here is a teaser of some of the uncensored, uncut conversation with thought leaders Rachael White of Cool Logistics, Sharlyn Lauby of HRBartender and Oliver Christie, world-renowned Artificial Intelligence futurist, influencer and leader. Tune in to this video, and more… Continue reading Uncensored #AI and #SupplyChain Influencers Jen Stirrup, Rachael White, Sharlyn Lauby and Oliver Christie at #SAPAriba Live

Thought Leadership

Top 5 Reasons I’m excited about #SAPAribaLive!

I'm delighted to be attending SAP Ariba Live as a Cloud Influencer on 4th to 6th June in Barcelona. In case you missed it, it looks an extremely exciting conference with amazing conference. I'm going because it aligns with my interests in a number of key ways and I'm going to point you to a… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons I’m excited about #SAPAribaLive!

Thought Leadership

The Strategist: Why Business Canvases aren’t enough if you don’t consider value creation

The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs by Cynthia Montgomery My rating: 5 of 5 stars The value of this book lay in its ability to distill important, insightful points in a digestible format. In The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs, Montgomery helps you to think about applying and understanding the market… Continue reading The Strategist: Why Business Canvases aren’t enough if you don’t consider value creation

Thought Leadership

Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Your ‘must have’ tools for #Leadership and what we learn from #Theranos

In the book 'Bad Blood' by John Carreyou, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Oracle's Larry Ellison… Continue reading Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Your ‘must have’ tools for #Leadership and what we learn from #Theranos

MBA, Thought Leadership

Let my People go Surfing: Book Review

I wanted to share my review of Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard. It's an excellent and sobering book which is fundamentally about responsibility, integrity, honesty authenticity and vision in leadership and business. Read it, and you'll change your mind about sustainability and how it should not be a 'nice to have' but… Continue reading Let my People go Surfing: Book Review

Thought Leadership

Forming #Leadership habits: Getting to Inbox Zero while increasing sales

There are plenty of websites dedicated to helping you to become a good leader, and to form good leadership habits.  I believe that authenticity and emotional intelligence (EQ) form some of the hallmarks of a leader, but it is hard to demonstrate. Habits don't make leaders in themselves, and neither does authenticity or EQ on… Continue reading Forming #Leadership habits: Getting to Inbox Zero while increasing sales

Azure, Business Analytics, PowerBI, Thought Leadership

Connecting #Azure WordPress, #HubSpot data for analyzing data in #PowerBI for a small business #CRM

I got to the end of the free WordPress account for my small business account and I wanted to analyse my CRM and sales data better. I wanted to dial up my sales and marketing, and, of course, use data to understand my audience better. With the free WordPress edition, I could not do some… Continue reading Connecting #Azure WordPress, #HubSpot data for analyzing data in #PowerBI for a small business #CRM

Business Intelligence, Collective Intelligence, MBA, Thought Leadership

Business Goals for 2019: Looking back over 2018 and forward

December is a great time for setting personal and business goals for next year. I'd hoped for some downtime at this time of year, but I've picked up a crucial data science project which needs to be delivered over Christmas so there isn't much downtime. I'm also starting to write another book, which will be… Continue reading Business Goals for 2019: Looking back over 2018 and forward

Artificial Intelligence, Data Relish Services, Microsoft, Thought Leadership

Microsoft Ignite interview with Executive Team on #ArtificialIntelligence, #Data, #OpenSource and #Cloud

There were a number of announcements across Azure Data + AI at Microsoft Ignite, and Im delighted to say that I had the opportunity to interview Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data at Microsoft, and Eric Boyd, Corporate Vice President, AI at Microsoft. In the interview, Rohan Kumar and Eric Boyd give their opinions and thoughts to… Continue reading Microsoft Ignite interview with Executive Team on #ArtificialIntelligence, #Data, #OpenSource and #Cloud

MBA, Thought Leadership

Financial Storytelling and Data Storytelling in #PowerBI

As a consultant, I think it's important to understand the numbers that make up a business. It means I can provide better advice to my customers since I can read their balance sheets, understand their financial statements, and translate these numbers into effective data visualization in tools such as Tableau and Power BI. There are… Continue reading Financial Storytelling and Data Storytelling in #PowerBI

Thought Leadership, Women In Tech

A Day in the Life of Jen Stirrup: Tuesday 17th July, 2018 #SQLCareer

I was inspired by Brent Ozar, Steve Jones and Iris Classon to write about my day. My work and life don't balance each other at all; my work is my life and I love what I do and I'm an unapologetic workaholic. I'm also a single Mom, so life crashes down around my ears on… Continue reading A Day in the Life of Jen Stirrup: Tuesday 17th July, 2018 #SQLCareer