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Day 9: Over the Atlantic

People often ask me how I manage to keep on top of everything when I travel so much. Part of the answer is that I get a lot of work done on planes and, in the case of this recent trip to Europe, trains. So, on a 10.5 hour flight back from London to Phoenix, with an hour delay on the ground, I catch up with a lot of e-mail and manage to work on my “Introduction to Business Intelligence Seminar” that I will be delivering in Canada in three days time. I did watch one TV British comedy show about a group of middle class, suburban housewives who take settling scores to extremes. In this episode, they start a Fight Club to settle a few of their disputes with each other. Thirty minutes of “light entertainment” and back to thumping away on my keyboard (I’m a “two-fingered hammer” typist). The guy next to me wants to sleep and decides to move seats, as he can see I’m never going to stop.

After 8 days of rain and cold, it’s good to be back in the heat of Phoenix, Arizona.

About Paul

Paul Grill started his career in Information Technology in the U.K. in 1978, as an Executive Data Processing Trainee for Honeywell. More than thirty years later, he still has a voracious appetite for learning as Information Technology continues to advance at an ever accelerating pace. He was first introduced to the world of Business Intelligence in 1991, in France, when he saw a demonstration of an early version of BusinessObjects on Windows 2.1. He returned to the U.S. to rave about this phenomenal product, but it was many years before BusinessObjects made it into the mainstream. Paul founded InfoSol in 1997, and made Business Intelligence one of the key solutions offered by the company. Today, InfoSol is a leading SAP BusinessObjects solutions partner, known for its expert consulting, education and innovative add-on solutions. Paul is well known within the SAP BusinessObjects community for his extensive knowledge of Business Intelligence, and he has lectured and written many articles on the subject. Paul enjoys writing, running and coaching kids soccer, and is passionate about Ancient Egyptology.

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