salesforce, Technology

Salesforce Admins and Users Rejoice (5 Groovy Enhancements from the Summer ’18 Release)

Summer ’18 release is here and many great enhancements have been delivered. Lightning continues to make improvements and is beginning to offer more and more features and customization to help keep admins from switching to Classic to make the changes they need. After skimming through the Summer Release Notes, here are my favorite enhancements that… Continue reading Salesforce Admins and Users Rejoice (5 Groovy Enhancements from the Summer ’18 Release)

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Excel TIP (Add Data Validation with a Drop-Down List)

  It is important to be mindful of how you are entering repetitive data in excel. There is nothing worse than trying to validate and modify a column that has the same value written multiple ways! Look at this contact information, where the same state is recorded differently. If you needed to filter this list… Continue reading Excel TIP (Add Data Validation with a Drop-Down List)

Technology

The Curiosity Habit (How To Discover Interesting)

The world we live in is an incredibly interesting place. I was fortunate enough to visit Italy a few years ago and I remember the satisfying experience of being able to walk down any alley in Rome and finding something new to explore. I felt grateful to take part in the Human journey. Our daily… Continue reading The Curiosity Habit (How To Discover Interesting)

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Excel Trick: Using Formulas and Formatting to View Repetitive Data

With the approval of the good friend and colleague who first showed me, I wanted to share a helpful way to view repetitive data. Let’s assume that you are working with a list of companies and their associated contacts. After ordering the list by Company and scrolling down the list, it is easy to lose… Continue reading Excel Trick: Using Formulas and Formatting to View Repetitive Data

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To Forget or Not to Forget: An Examination of the GDPR ‘Right to be Forgotten’

  The architects of GDPR stress their intention of the regulation: to increase both individual privacy and innovation. If innovation includes finding ways to be exempt from GDPR, they would be right. In a growing consumer marketplace that heavily relies on massive amounts of data, it only makes sense that the most realistic approach to… Continue reading To Forget or Not to Forget: An Examination of the GDPR ‘Right to be Forgotten’

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In Defense of the Salesperson

When my wife and I walk into an environment where we know we will be met by commission motivated Salespeople, we typically reaffirm ourselves: 'Remember, we are just here to look' 'Don't ask any questions' 'Don't make eye contact' Like most people, I blamed the salesperson for feeling pressured or anxious. It seems to be… Continue reading In Defense of the Salesperson

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The BSA’s of The Business Systems Analyst

My job title can sound pretty vague, 'Business Systems Analyst' sounds like a few important words strung together. To those outside of the software development world, and perhaps even to those inside, it's anyone's guess to what that means. Whenever I'm asked 'what I do' , I typically respond one of three ways: "I am in… Continue reading The BSA’s of The Business Systems Analyst

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Combating ‘they ought to’ mentality

It can feel like a battle to maintain a positive outlook at work. Between organizational shifts, office politics, and general fatigue, staying motivated can be difficult. Most days  I am able to stay productive and engaged, but nothing can hijack momentum like the wrong mentality. By 'mentality', I am referring to a state of mind… Continue reading Combating ‘they ought to’ mentality