Real World Lessons from Starting a Software Company

While starting Pragmatic Works and other companies, Brian (as with others) made a lot of naive mistakes. In this session, he will share with you the pitfalls he found when starting a business and managing a team of
developers and consultants. Learn how to create a culture in your organization or team that will help you retain employees and help your team stand out. Learn some of the mistakes that most leaders make when starting a company. Finally, learn how to turn your idea into reality and grab your first customers.
Presented by Brian Knight at SQLBits XII
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    Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP, MCITP, MCDBA, is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works. He is also the co-founder of SQLServerCentral.com, BIDN.com and SQLShare.com. He runs the local SQL Server users group in Jacksonville (JSSUG). Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines and does regular webcasts at PragmaticWorks.com. He is the author of more than a dozen SQL Server books. Brian has spoken at conferences like PASS, SQL Connections and TechEd and many Code Camps. His blog can be found at http://www.bidn.com

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