I once managed an international consulting team, and had a hallelujah moment when I saw how to apply what I’d learned about system performance optimization to the team, and vice versa. Much of the inspiration came from Eli Goldratt’s book The Goal. This is a story about learning to see the team, company, customers, and work through new eyes. I’ll discuss many of the concrete changes I made as a result, mostly in my own behavior. I’ll share what worked and what didn’t, and focus on the human side of things.
Baron is founder and CEO of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production MySQL serves are doing. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and a variety of open-source software.