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Setting Small Goals

When I first decided I wanted to make SQL my career, I had to figure out what I needed to do in order to achieve my goal. At this point I had been using SQL to do various small tasks at my previous employer, but I had not used it to any large degree. I […]

Finding Early Success

Two months after hiring Prem, I was fortunate to pick up another smart guy.  Sean Fambrough joined our team in November 2005, with a lot of energy, plenty of ideas and a skillset that complemented Prem’s background perfectly.  The success of a small company often hinges on early hiring decisions and I was lucky to […]

Hire People Smarter Than You

In Decypher’s early years, I was developing desktop “applications” using Microsoft Access.  I was developing out of an attic bedroom in our Berkley, Michigan bungalow.  I was one guy and a computer working to support my young family.   My background was finance and economics and besides a weekend MS Access course, I had no formal […]