I'm a data professional who's worked in both consulting and in corporate positions, and I'm passionate about making the business world a better contributor to society through the intelligent use of business information. Welcome to Sharpening Stones, a blog about information management, data, business intelligence, a data warehousing. The title and domain name for this blog are an homage to the REM song, Exhuming McCarthy:
You're sharpening stones, walking on coals,
To improve your business accumen.
You can see my interpretation of those lines in the first posts by following the links from here.
I started working on a data warehousing book last fall with encouragement from the folks over at The Pragmatic Programmers. During November, I challenged myself to write every day and complete at least 50,000 words that month as part of NaNoWriMo... with success! The book has a long way to go, but I think it shows some promise.