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Adriana Beal
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Not a surprise for me! The tech startup space has never been stronger in Austin.

http://www.cityam.com/210160/austin-and-four-other-cities-are-better-tech-businesses-london
Fresh from a string of reports saying London is the best place for tech - and who are we to disagree - the capital has a rival...
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Anyone who has spent time in the startup world knows that building a great product is not enough. There are many reasons a startup with a great product may fail, but there’s one particular pattern that I’ve noticed in the enterprise software space that I thought would be useful to highlight.From time to time, someone will reach out to me to say they're building "the next generation of X software", and are hoping to hear from people like me how th...
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I have to retract my statement -- IF 6 PEOPLE liked this update, about 80% of my friends are still in G+, heh.
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I've wrote this post (my first on LinkedIn) mostly for the community of business analysts that found me through my articles, or took one of my online courses, and kept in touch over the years while seeking to launch or develop a successful career. Still, if you're reading this, it's possible you ...
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+Alvaro Montoro if Brazil loses, I'll be rooting for Spain. Enjoy the World Cup!
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Keep up with all of the action from Brazil and never miss a match World Cup 2014 is only a week away, and if you're interested in keeping up and watching as many games as possible this year, one of the best ways will be to add the full schedule to your Google Calendar. For big events such as the World Cup, Google creates shareable calendars that are updated and maintained for you,...
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Business Analyst Articles - Articles on topics related to business analysis and systems analysis as well as other subjects of interest to the business analyst and systems analyst.
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My take on banning the word "bossy":

To me, the real problem is not with the word bossy (which, if "banned", I'm sure would just be replaced with another label equally negative), but with the fact that "by middle school, girls are less interested in leadership roles than boys", which I can see being partially due to the negative reaction when a girl expresses any sign of leadership.

A better campaign would be one that encouraged girls to learn how to 1) be kind and "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (or "as they would like to have done unto them"); and 2) ignore any criticism that comes from speaking up, being direct, and wanting to lead, when you're following rule #1.

I don't remember being called bossy as a child, but I do remember hearing, when I was in electrical engineering school, jokes about how I was there to find a successful husband, and how I shouldn't apply to an internship in an electrical power company, but rather find a place that was "more appropriate for girls". I entirely ignored these comments and went on to beat the male competition when I applied to one of the rare engineer positions in my city after graduation.

http://craigconnects.org/2014/03/why-you-should-ban-bossy.html#comment-9745
Folks, today's the one year anniversary of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, LeanIn.Org. For the anniversary, the Girl Scouts are launching a public service campaign to Ban Bossy, an effort to encourage all girls to lead. Over the ...
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Loved the movie! I'm promoting it in hopes to get tons of people to watch it so more like it are made instead of rotten tomatoes like Fifty Shades of whatever.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582802/
Directed by Damien Chazelle. With Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser. A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dre...
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Fifty shades of rotten tomatoes :P
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I'm in an IIBA Austin panel tomorrow.  There will be a general Q&A discussion to close the panel, and guess what my question is? 

"Why are names of the two women in the panel below the names of the two men, when that doesn't follow alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order?"

Hmmmph.

http://austin.iiba.org/index.php/chapter-events/event-category/details/97-FREE%20Panel%20Session-%20Building%20and%20Sustaining%20the%20BA%20Profession%20in%202015%20and%20Beyond

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Oh, +Alvaro Montoro  If I knew you'd be interested I'd have you let you know earlier.

Good news, though: even though registration is now closed, I did register before being invited as a panelist, so you can have my seat. I'll make sure your name is at the door; feel free to come (it starts at 11:30).

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The World Cup fever is in full swing, presenting an opportunity for all of us to reflect on some real-life lessons the world of football (soccer) offers to BAs interested in getting better at their craft.
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+Felipe Pait My favorite quote from all times :-).
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To quote a speech from "Flores Raras", a movie about Elizabeth Bishop's years in Brazil,

 "I would like to understand this unbearable joy Brazilians have,  this constant urge to celebrate, and then there’s your melancholy, its drama, its flamboyance, its abandon."

In other words, "QUE COISA LINDA E' UMA PARTIDA DE FUTEBOL!!!" :-)
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Voltei!  A minha série de viagens ainda vai até julho. Sem tréguas. Passo por Guarulhos todo fim de semana. Ou estou indo ou voltando. Até mesmo voltando e indo num mesmo fim de  semana! Nessa longa ausência, pensei e...
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Tantas situacoes absurdas sao ignoradas a menos que a historia ganhe seus 15 minutos de fama como o Birman descreve, ou uma celebridade resolva "join the cause". 

Infelizmente, governos e instituicoes internacionais parece que somente sao movidos a tomar providencias quando os holofotes da midia estao virados para o problema. Pena a princesa Diana ter morrido tao cedo, porque pessoas como ela acabam tendo um "disproportionate impact", forcando a opiniao publica e as autoridades a finalmente se mexerem:

"Diana worked to de-mine regions of Southern Angola in January 1997. Her personal support is said to have been a significant factor in encouraging Britain and other countries to support the Ottawa Treaty, a bid to introduce a ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines. Her contributions were noted in Robin Cook's speech when he brought the second reading of the landmine bill to the House in 1998."
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O sequestro das estudantes nigerianas causou grande comoção mundial. O grupo terrorista Boko Haram finalmente conseguiu a sua glória. Glória?! Como assim? Para os bons observadores, os terroristas islâmicos do norte da N...
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