Brian Moran

Contributing Editor, SQL Server Pro

Posts by Brian Moran

in L.E.A.P Think Jul 31, 2012

What would the world look like if businesses led a purpose driven life rather than focusing solely on shareholder value?

Many books exhort you to live a purpose driven life. But the notion of trying to lead a purpose driven business is rarely discussed outside faith....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jul 30, 2012

Want a great blog? Should you stop caring or stop being afraid?

I’ve read several great posts over the last month that all address the theme that you need to ‘stop caring’ in order for your blog to grow and....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jul 30, 2012

Would you like to write better than you normally do?

Writing and maintaining a well-read blog is a great way for technology entrepreneurs to build their brand and their business. Alas, it’s common that....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jul 26, 2012

SayDoCo: Say what you will do, do what you say, and communicate when you can’t.

What is holding back the performance of your teams? Do you have a culture of accountability and an expectation that people will do what they say?....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jul 26, 2012

Have you and your business partners asked each other the hard questions about what will happen if you break up?

Many, many business owners I know have had at least one failed partnership in the past. Relationships are messy. That’s just how the world works. You....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jul 26, 2012

Focus on maximizing strengths rather than obsessively worrying about weaknesses.

What is your biggest strength? What is your biggest weakness? Do you have them in mind? Now ponder this question. What’s more likely to make you as....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jul 15, 2012

You’re not as important as you think you are. Disconnected downtime is crucial.

Most of us take vacation. We’ve read countless articles telling us how important it is. We all know that it’s not great to be tied to our devices....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jun 30, 2012

Does dot com have to be available when picking a name for your new business?

Conventional wisdom says that grabbing the dot com is essential when entrepreneurs start a new business. I’ve long thought this was true. It might....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jun 29, 2012

30 hour salaried work weeks plus paid over time would solve many problems that are common in consulting and professional service jobs.

What could work and life be like if we didn’t spend the super majority of our time consumed in our careers? This blog post won’t solve world peace or....More
in L.E.A.P Think Jun 25, 2012

Great interview questions that might help your professional development even if you’re not looking for a job.

I think most companies are pretty OK in figuring out of the person they are speaking with has the base level of technical skills they need to get the....More

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