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February 4, 2012

On Innovation

Filed under: Other,Quotes — H.Tonguç Yılmaz @ 10:57 am

Last time I shared two videos I liked very much for personal development. This time I want to share one video, one presentation and one blog on Innovation.

1. Blog: “21 Great Innovation Methods” – http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2009/11/26/21-great-innovation-methods/

2. Video: “Oracle Innovation Happens” – http://vimeo.com/32437552 (Especially the message within first 1 minute 40 seconds can be applied to any technology company in my opinion)

3. Presentation: “5 discovery skills of Innovation” – http://www.slideshare.net/slidesthatrock/innovation-can-be-trained?t=1320311134

I hope you like them and I have your comments on how you lead to Innovation at your company.

January 24, 2012

Two videos that impressed me very much at 2011

Filed under: Other,Quotes — H.Tonguç Yılmaz @ 11:43 am

A. Leading@Google: Marshall Goldsmith

1. Be happy now – have fun now, life is short
2. Friends and family, be proud of the people you helped develop
3. Go after your dreams

B. Dan Pink, The surprising truth about what motivates us

1. Mastery
2. Autonomy
3. Purpose

May 16, 2010

I may be back :)

Filed under: Oracle Business Intelligence,Oracle Events,Oracle Other,Quotes — H.Tonguç Yılmaz @ 1:25 pm

It has been a while again since my last blog, so I wanted to give some quick highlights.

- Turkcell bought a full Rac Sun Exadata V2 box, we are still in test phase and we plan to migrate our 100+ TB DWH this August. This installation and migration is being a major experience for both us and Oracle. My team has several customer experience presentation proposals on ODI with Exadata and CEP for OOW and UKOUG, so I hope these proposals are being accepted and we can meet to share these experiences in detail.

- We are working close with Oracle Data Mining product development team for the In-Database mining options on 11.2 and Exadata. Automated SAS model migration is an important development. We will be at Krakow, Poland for Oracle’s DWH Global Leaders event to meet with the product development team.

- OracleTurk is now 11 years old, with each year the forum activity is getting much more mature, last year I passed to read only mode after one of my close friend’s warning, he told me to give chance for the new people to answer since I was mad for answering any question on this forum for years. It was very hard for me I must admit, but now I see this warning was very helpful since lots of new faces is now around the forum :)

- Tanel and Tom will be at Istanbul this week, I will attend Tanel’s session at my company. If I can, I will try to share my seminar notes like I did in old days.

- My friend, colleague Hüsnü who is the first Turkish Oracle ACE Director and Oracle DBA of year 2009 has quited his job at Turkcell and started a new journey. I am very sad about this decision on one hand since now we are apart but happy for Hüsnü since I am very pretty sure that he will face and win this new challenge.

- Recently I saw that one of my Turkish DBA friend Kamran has been rewarded as an Oracle ACE, I am very happy to see young passionate and hard working people to achieve these kind of success and become another inspiration to the newbies.

It is my 8th month as the team leader for the BI development team at Turkcell group. Leading my team is very exciting, I am also inside lots of non-Oracle projects like developing a Turkish text mining and web crawler product, AbInitio Linux migration, developing a Java based ETL product etc. I have the prvilige to work with very talented young software engineers so leading my team is a great joy and experience until now. Where as being managed as a manager is something I am still being challenged, I couldn’t get used to this feeling until now. Anyway, as once Lance Armstrong said: “Pain is temporary, but quiting lasts forever.” so I continue to fight for what I believe in.

ps: I chosed this title for this post just to make an expression for my last comeback, I hope this blog may be a similar comeback :)

December 27, 2006

How to become really successful or more successful

Filed under: Quotes — H.Tonguç Yılmaz @ 5:29 pm

There are two pieces to being successful in my definition. I define successful as;

* Being happy with what you do.
* Doing the best you can at what you do.

How to become better at what you do. For me, the formula was simple: Help

Help, such a simple word yet it pays back many times, maybe this is a better way to say it: Participate

Refences Used : http://tkyte.blogspot.com/2005/05/success.html

The Power of Attitude

Filed under: Quotes — H.Tonguç Yılmaz @ 5:13 pm

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we respond to what happens; not by what life brings us, but by attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst… a spark that creates extraordinary results.

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint proof goes like this ;)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

So, one can then conclude with mathematical certainty that while Knowledge and Hard Work will get you close, Attitude will get you there :)

Refences Used : The PL/SQL Grid: Time to Expand to 10g R1 & 10g R2 presentation by Joe Trezzo

How to Answer Questions the Smart Way

Filed under: Quotes — H.Tonguç Yılmaz @ 5:08 pm

#1. Don’t answer questions to which you don’t know the answer
#2. Explain yourself
#3. Give as little assistance as necessary
#4. Show your workings
#5. Use humour judiciously
#6. If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all
#7. Avoid jargon, baffling acronyms and idiolects
#8. Never never never just respond with RTFM. Not ever.
#9. Meditate on eternity
#10. Keep your newbie mind

Refences Used : How To Be A Good Guru post by APC

Some inspirational quotes

Filed under: Quotes — H.Tonguç Yılmaz @ 5:06 pm

No great thing is created suddenly. —Epictetus (A.D.200)

Well done is better than well said. —Benjamin Franklin

Know thyself. —Socrates

No matter where you go, there you are. – Buckarro Banzai

Knowlege comes with experience and experimentation. – Tom Kyte

Always is never true, never is always false. – Tom Kyte

I believe strongly – and more strongly every day – that there are only two possible answers to a “first question”. They are: Why and It Depends. – Tom Kyte

Claims — don’t want em! Benchmark, metrics, statistics — love em — want em — need em.. – Thomas Kyte

Do you really want to be an Oracle-(wo)man? Follow Thomas KYTE – Anonymous

Oracle documentation is here – H.Tonguç Yılmaz ;)

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