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Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/27/2015 10:11:20 PM
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I wish I were going to Interop so I could attend the All Analytics breakfast discussion. I believe David is exactly right in saying everyone thinks everyone else is doing better than they are.

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/24/2015 9:38:40 AM
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True, sharing what has been tried and failed shortens the route and gives moral support. That's the learning from failure bit.

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/24/2015 8:00:27 AM
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That really is the best thing about getting out and talking to peers in your field.  Even if you run into 10 people who seem to have it all together and make you wonder where you went wrong, you will also run into a handful of people who are right where you are and you can bounce ideas off of them.  Listening to the ones who have everything right will give you some goalposts but talking to people going through similar problems will help you work through the things holding you back in a lot of cases.

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/23/2015 1:45:51 PM
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@Jamescon, very true. What better way of learning of a new way of doing things than through someone who used it successfully before. You get insight and a candid review at the same time.

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/23/2015 1:03:18 PM
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@rbaz. Great point about the other person with a fresh view and open mind. Those also can be people who know of a potential solution for your problem, perhaps something that has some along since you started the project yourself.

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/23/2015 10:28:49 AM
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@SaneIT, I've had similar situations where you get bogged down on a problem or challenge and over time you fall victim to over thinking or a mental overload, and someone with a fresh view and uncluttered mind simplifies it for you, leaving you saying to yourself, 'how did I miss that?'.

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/23/2015 8:00:53 AM
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I've found over the years that many people assume everyone else is doing things better than they are because they see the success of others but get bogged down in their own challenges.  I just sat down with a group of developers yesterday thinking that they were going to laugh when I ran down the challenges we're having getting data out in a meaningful way to the people who need it most.  Their response was very encouraging and more along the lines of "you are closer than you think and these are the things that most companies who come to us are struggling with".  Just having that reinforcement helps a lot.

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/22/2015 10:25:35 PM
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@SaneIT    I agree.  It is good that businesses get together to talk about their frustrations.  No need to go it alone if the process is causing stress.  

But I am not sure money is really an issue for major enterprises.  Time surly but money is more than likely not an  issue.

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/22/2015 2:29:15 PM
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@rbaz. Right, common bonds help people bond, and it doesn't hurt just to have a chance to say, "hello, my name is."

Re: Great minds to to solve big problems
  • 4/22/2015 2:26:23 PM
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@Jamescon, as a marketing friend likes to say 'networking,networking, networking'. Not bonds people better than common interests.

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