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Adriana Beal
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Went to the Apple store yesterday during the afternoon to fix my MacBook, and the experience never fails to amuse me:

Apple store: full of people who look like they are at a fun party, both employees and customers. Look to the right, a woman is hugging the "Genius" who just fixed her iPad, with a big grin on her face. Look to the left, a small child is smiling while playing with an iPhone.

Microsoft store (I just can't resist walking by to compare): a fraction of attendants just killing time,  and only two corporate types leaving the store together (the store became entirely empty after they left). 

The contrast couldn't be sharper...

https://www.apple.com/retail/thedomain/
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+Wes Felter Hahaha! I was feeling so sorry for the attendants*, that I almost went inside to check the Surface tablet (after all, at some point I'll want to replace my lost Nexus 7 and a touch friendly laptop might not be a bad idea). I don't know how much they'd still love me after I made it very clear the first thing I'd do is replace Windows with Ubuntu though.

* What are they called? Whizzes? Their store is such a copycat of Apple's that I wouldn't be surprised.
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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).

St. Edward's University 
9420 Research Blvd
Echelon III
Austin, TX 78759
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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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Sharing in case you're a business analyst or aspiring product manager in Austin. I'll be speaking at the IIBA Austin Chapter about the similarities and differences between the two roles, and explain how you can augment your core business analysis skills to become a rounded product manager or just elevate your BA role in your organization.

WHEN: 2015.04.17  - 11.30 h - 13.00 h
WHERE: St. Edward's University - PE - Austin
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Haha! Thanks, +Jodi Kaplan . I usually only remember to announce an event when it's too late for people to join, so we can raise a toast for my being lest forgetful this time :-).
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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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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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