May 16, 2014
Tim O'Reilly has written some great pieces over the years on many aspects of technology and change. I've followed him for years and I've enjoyed many of his thoughts and views on our industry. I think he's thoughtful and truly envisions the amazing things that technology can do to change the world, mostly for the better. I think it's worth randomly reading through (or listening to) some of his thoughts.
He recently wrote a long piece on the failures he's had in business with his company, O'Reilly Media. It's an interesting tale that looks at process, at mis-communications, and business. I think about my career, looking back on past decisions, looking at the way in which companies I've been associated with are run, and at the way that others around me have worked. I realize that there are many failures to go with the successes in my life. The piece made me take a good, hard look at my past, drawing parallels to the ways in which leadership at O'Reilly has worked as well as how it has come up short.
Read the rest of "Failure" at SQLServerCentral.