Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday My rating: 5 of 5 stars I chose this book because I'm becoming increasingly interested in meditation, and I thought that this might help me to understand more about the general domain. We have to make space in our lives for stillness. Leaders make time for it. Jesus… Continue reading Stillness is the Key Book Review
As you may know, I love to read and I thought I'd share more of what I am reading. I am on GoodReads so I can see what my friends are reading, and they inspire me to read more. If you'd like to follow me on GoodReads, click here before the link expires at the… Continue reading Atomic Habits book review
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As always, I don't represent PASS. Here are my two pillars: Say Thank You. The number one item is to say 'Thank You' to people for their efforts, even if you don't like what they did. They are on a path; and so are you. Saying Thank You is the glue to healthy communities, particularly on… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: Two Pillars for Leadership
As always, I don't officially represent PASS here. As you will know, this week the application opens to be on the Board of Directors for PASS. I've held my post for two and a half years, and I am not up for election this time. If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to get… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: A week in the life of a PASS Non Executive Director
Picture Credit: checanty Oscar Wilde was well known for his writing for adults, but he's probably less well known for his excellent children's writing, too. He tackles strong themes, and they are well worth the read for adults as well as children. In one short story, The Happy Prince, Wilde writes a rather sad tale… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: The Happy Prince and the Swallow
In this world of data-driven analytics, organisations can't afford to sit on the Acheron; the Rubicon has already been crossed, and organisations need to get their feet wet.
As always, I don't officially represent PASS on this post (or any other). I have been working on a lot of things, including attending a PASS Board Meeting, and doing a lot on the Business Analytics Portfolio. However, the focus of attention here is my failed SQLSaturday Edinburgh event. So what happened? The outcome is… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: So what happened to SQLSaturday Edinburgh?
"Never allow carping critics to deter you from success. Instead, silence them with it." ― Christian Baloga "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill Well, what have I been up to, since my last post? Note: I don't represent PASS here. This is… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: once more unto the breach
I'm going to have fun with my AzureML session today at PASS Summit! More will follow on this post later; I am racing off to the keynote so I don't have long 🙂 I heard some folks weren't sure whether to attend my session or Chris Webb's session. I'm honestly flattered but I'm not in… Continue reading PASS Summit Notes for my AzureML, R and Power BI Presentation
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Thank you for electing me for a second term as a Director-At-Large for PASS! I'm delighted to serve alongside Tim Ford (t) again. I can't emphasise this enough: Tim does an awesome job of the SQLSaturday portfolio. That. Is. Hard. Work. I'd also like to welcome Ryan J. Adams (t) as the newly elected director.… Continue reading Jen’s PASS Diary: I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks; and ever thanks.