Dan Sullivan is the cofounder and president of the Strategic Coach, Inc. He has over thirty-five years of experience as a highly regarded speaker, consultant, strategic planner, and coach to entrepreneurial individuals and groups. Sullivan is the author of many products, including The Great Crossover, How the Best Get Better, The D.O.S. Conversation, How to Be a Global Thinker, The Producer Group Future, and The 21st Century Agent.
Catherine Nomura has spent the past twenty-five years helping entrepreneurial individuals and organizations grow through coaching, advising, strategic planning, and product development. She is the coauthor of Unique Ability and Unique Ability 2.0: Discovery.
The Live with Intent authors tap into their deep experience to help people create a roadmap for personal and professional reinvention. They teach you how to get from where you are to where you want to be, increase your confidence and live with passion and purpose.
The concept of horizons is introduced, encouraging you to dream about a future without fear or self-doubt clouding the picture. By aiming high, these new horizons, coupled with the planning principles presented, paint a picture of endless possibility. Once your horizon is determined, Live with Intent teaches a system for not only reaching that horizon but seeing the chance for yet another to be developed, fulfilling a broader purpose in life.
Live with Intent mixes anecdotes from the world of business, politics, and history to guide readers into discovering their new horizons. Using practical exercises, meditations, and unique techniques, these Stephen Covey-trained experts will help you understand where you are now, where you are going and exactly how to get there.
The Mere Mortals ® tutorials have earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest way to master essential database technologies. Now, there’s one for today’s exciting new NoSQL databases. NoSQL for Mere Mortals guides you through solving real problems with NoSQL and achieving unprecedented scalability, cost efficiency, flexibility, and availability.
Drawing on 20+ years of cutting-edge database experience, Dan Sullivan explains the advantages, use cases, and terminology associated with all four main categories of NoSQL databases: key-value, document, column family, and graph databases. For each, he introduces pragmatic best practices for building high-value applications. Through step-by-step examples, you’ll discover how to choose the right database for each task, and use it the right way.
--Getting started: What NoSQL databases are, how they differ from relational databases, when to use them, and when not to Data management principles and design criteria: Essential knowledge for creating any database solution, NoSQL or relational
--Key-value databases: Gaining more utility from data structures
--Document databases: Schemaless databases, normalization and denormalization, mutable documents, indexing, and design patterns
--Column family databases: Google’s BigTable design, table design, indexing, partitioning, and Big Data
Graph databases: Graph/network modeling, design tips, query methods, and traps to avoid
Whether you’re a database developer, data modeler, database user, or student, learning NoSQL can open up immense new opportunities. As thousands of database professionals already know, For Mere Mortals is the fastest, easiest route to mastery.
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