Tag: positive mindset

What The Dollar Bill Trick Can Teach Us About Leadership

When I was a kid, I’ve learned a very neat trick about making paper money smile or frown. The trick was very simple that I picked it up real quick and showed it to a few of my friends. I did use the Philippine Peso to try it out instead of a US dollar bill. If […]

Confessions of a Junior SQL Server DBA

– Photo by Milada Vigerova – Wayne was getting ready to meet the director of engineering, the person responsible for hiring him. They spoke briefly over the phone for the scheduled interview. The director happened to be from Romania but spoke very good English that you’ll think he grew up in America. The role: Windows engineer. This […]

What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG)

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. – Dalai Lama –  My first introduction to this acronym was during my junior year in high school. My best friend got his very first personal computer loaded with Microsoft Windows 3.1. He was bragging about his expensive new toy and […]

Failure Is Mandatory

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of  failure.” – Paul Coelho, The Alchemist – This is the first in a series of blog posts that talk about success. I had the opportunity to ask the registered attendees for SQLSaturday Philippines to vote for a particular topic that they […]

Leadership Lessons from Running a SQLSaturday Event

I’ve been involved with the SQL Server community ever since I can remember. I’ve been both a speaker and a volunteer and I know how it felt like to be on both sides of the fence. However, the one thing I haven’t been is an organizer myself. Until SQLSaturday218. This is the very first SQLSaturday […]