The problem isn t the problem
Learning SQL: Master SQL Fundamentals by Alan Beaulieu (4 star ratings)Updated for the latest database management systems -- including MySQL 6.0, Oracle 11g, and Microsofts SQL Server 2008 -- this introductory guide will get you up and running with SQL quickly. Whether you need to write database applications, perform administrative tasks, or generate reports, Learning SQL, Second Edition, will help you easily master all the SQL fundamentals.
Each chapter presents a self-contained lesson on a key SQL concept or technique, with numerous illustrations and annotated examples. Exercises at the end of each chapter let you practice the skills you learn. With this book, you will:
Move quickly through SQL basics and learn several advanced features
Use SQL data statements to generate, manipulate, and retrieve data
Create database objects, such as tables, indexes, and constraints, using SQL schema statements
Learn how data sets interact with queries, and understand the importance of subqueries
Convert and manipulate data with SQLs built-in functions, and use conditional logic in data statements
Knowledge of SQL is a must for interacting with data. With Learning SQL, youll quickly learn how to put the power and flexibility of this language to work.
“Your problem isn't the problem, it's your attitude about the problem.”
These often unpleasant and uncomfortable parts of our life can attract a lot of our attention. They can absorb a lot of our energy and take us away from other things that are more rewarding, important and fulfilling. When you can identify the root of the issue — the source of all the troublesome symptoms that are showing up — you set yourself up for quicker, easier and more effective solutions. One clue is that symptoms often show up as the behaviour. A second clue is the problem keeps recurring.
In any organization, problems are as frequent and unwanted as solicitation phone calls and junk email. Often employees avoid solutions that merely address the symptoms of a much larger problem. Organizations often respond to problems with short-term solutions. However, constantly relying on quick fixes requires staff to repeat the same tasks over and over again, all the while maintaining the status quo. Focusing on short- term solutions is not a recipe for organizational growth.
November 24, The real rules are there. They actually make sense. That business you work for? That job you like? Someone would love to replace you with a computer program.
When our president tweets and says racist things , it is probably because he is a racist. But this is difficult to explain to most Donald Trump supporters. When you have six bankruptcies under your belt and your wealth was inherited from your father, you are not a good businessman. This is even harder to explain to the base. When Trump prefers the company of Putin, Un and MBS over our democratic allies and leaders, this is a dangerous approach foreign policy.
The real rules are there. They actually make sense. That business you work for? Someone's trying to kill it. That job you like? Someone would love to replace you with a computer program.