5 Things I Learned From David Maister About Trust & Advising Clients

Join 18,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. If you’re a freelancer, consultant, or service provider of any kind, you can surely gain a lot from reading David Maister’s book The Trusted Advisor. There are so many ways we can improve, let’s take a look. 1. Consider Traits of People You Trust Already …

Why I can’t raise the bar at every firm

Join 17,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Also check out: Who is Sean Hull? It may seem counterintuitive. If I am not the best solution provider, why on earth would I highlight it? I believe by pointing those cases out, I also underline the clients and problems that I’m particularly well suited …

Why AWS Summit is free but Oracle World costs $2650

Attending Oracle World a half dozen times in the past decade, I can say it’s quite an event. All of Moscone center plus local hotels & many streets are taken over to host the event. As an author of Oracle & Open Source on O’Reilly I’ve snagged comped tickets, otherwise the conference would be far …

Why Scalability Is Big Business

Join 16,500 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Complexity Is Growing Despite automation & the mass migration to the cloud, or perhaps because of it, complexity continues to grow. Back in the dot com era a typical infrastructure included a load balancer, a couple web servers, one oracle database, and that was …