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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



Recently in My Book List Category

Drew Madison here at the Network passed me this link and its great. A comprehensive list of the top 50 books every geek should read.

See the list here. I apologize in advance that the author splits the list over 20 pages in a lame attempt to drive ad space on the site. I would have grabbed the entire list and reproduced it here but that wouldn't be nice.

It is a great list though.

Posted August 22, 2008 10:49 AM
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I am just finishing Charlene Li's Groundswell. Charlene was most recently Vice President and Principal Analyst with Forrester Research and is a well respected authority on social media. The book draws on real world examples of how companies are winning in a world transformed by social technologies..

For executives looking to get insight and solid business examples this is a great read. I like the fact that Charlene isn't fanatic about the power of social media she understands the need to examine your audience and craft a strategy that fits its needs. She and writing partner Josh Bernoff designed a tools you can use to profile your customers social media behaviors.


Posted August 11, 2008 5:04 AM
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I love this book, author and friend Gabriel Fuchs did a great job producing Dealing with Nasty Colleagues a book that examines the art of winning in office politics while still getting your job done. Gabriel loosely based the strategy of the book on Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". My favorite chapter is "Maneuvering in Open Confrontation" You should read this, the book is compact in size and can be tackled over a weekend or long plane flight.


Posted June 26, 2008 5:25 AM
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Derek Torres co-author of Business Objects XI for Dummies sent me a review copy of the book and in the tradition of the "Dummies" series its a great reference tool. The book delivers over 300+ pages of truly useful information on how to utilize and get the most out of you BO solution.


Tags: Business Intelligence, Business Objects

Posted June 24, 2008 2:16 PM
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Ok, I promise this will be the last Web 2.0 or Internet related title for a while. I do read business intelligence related books as well. But for those of you who know me I'm sure your not surprised that I started the Monday Book List posts with these type of titles.

The Wisdom of Crowds is another great title that should make your list if your interested in learning more about internet culture. It will help you understand the importance of sites like YouTube or LinkedIn.


The book provides great balance between real world examples, science and business. If you have wondered why sites like Digg and del.icio.us have become so popular this book will provide what you need and perhaps more importantly give you insight into how you can incorporate the Wisdom of Crowds into your workplace and culture.

Posted May 19, 2008 5:59 AM
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