When it comes to reading, I tend to find a topic of interest and then spend the next few months reading exclusively around it. Lately, that topic has been financial markets and investing although by reading, I really mean listening to an audiobook when I’m out walking or driving! In recent weeks though, I've been enjoying the silence of not listening to anything so I should use this as a prompt to reignite my Audible crusade.
I'm in desperate need of a new series to get my teeth into, I feel like I’ve had too many false starts recently but I am eagerly anticipating the release of part 2 of Ozark series 4 even if it’s been so long since I watched the first few series that I spend most of my time trying to get back up to speed with who all the characters are.When it comes to music I’m terrible for finding an artist and then listening to them until I literally know every song backwards. I’ve got two of those artists at the minute; Ryan McMullan and Jack Curley. If you haven’t heard of them, be sure to check them out.
Interesting fact about me:
You’ve got me on this one. I once played golf with Rory McIlroy, does that count?
Interesting work happenings:
As I’m new to Conjura, the last few weeks have been a steep learning curve. I’ve been trying to get myself up to speed with our product, our sales process and everything in between. Outside of that I’ve built an RoI model/calculator for prospective customers to try and help us illustrate the value of using Conjura and unlocking the insights that their data holds. I’m really excited about it.
A big shout out to the whole commercial team for making me feel so welcome from day one. A special shoutout to Colm Kelleher and Will Caffrey for their time and patience in helping to bring me up to speed with our product and Karen Sheehy for helping to get me setup remotely on my first day, the process was literally flawless.
What I’m learning about:
I haven’t started just yet but I’m keen to learn more about DBT and SQL. I’ve been very consumed in the Google suite over the last few years and so Google Apps Script and Query have been my go to but it’s definitely time to learn something new within data analytics. I’ve just reread those last two sentences and realised I’m incredibly boring and should have made something up like I’m learning to tightrope!
People who are inspiring me:
The people of Ukraine. Their courage in the face of adversity is remarkable.