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I'm in this for the bucks and I hear that there's a pile of money to be made in data warehouse.

    Ask The Experts published in DMReview.com
July 1, 1999
 
  By David Marco

Q:

I'm in this for the bucks and I hear that there's a pile of money to be made in data warehouse. What do you suggest?

A:

David Marco's answer: My advice is don't do anything just for the money. If you don't have a passion for data warehousing you will not be successful or happy, and happiness is certainly what is most important. If you want in this field "for the bucks" two things will occur. First, people will spot it and not want to do business with you. Secondly, you will make decisions out of monetary reasons as opposed to doing the right thing. Both of these factors will greatly hinder your success. Find a field that you really love, treat people as you would like to be treated and consistently deliver more than you promise. Do these things and you'll be much happier and financial success will follow.

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David Marco is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of enterprise architecture, data warehousing and business intelligence and is the world's foremost authority on meta data. He is the author of Universal Meta Data Models (Wiley, 2004) and Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository: A Full Life-Cycle Guide (Wiley, 2000). Marco has taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, and in 2004 he was selected to the prestigious Crain's Chicago Business "Top 40 Under 40."  He is the founder and president of Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Inc., a GSA schedule and Chicago-headquartered strategic partner and systems integrator dedicated to providing companies and large government agencies with best-in-class business intelligence solutions using data warehousing and meta data repository technologies. He may be reached at (866) EWS-1100 or via e-mail at DMarco@EWSolutions.com.

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