Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

Just the mention of the word makes my mouth water.

Good chocolate, btw; a bit more difficult to find, but well worth the effort. I’m savoring the last of my Father’s Day gift (no, not Cassandra’s Caprese), this was box of truffles from Dan’s Chocolates. Yummy!

Others have taken chocolate to new heights; chocolate pizza, syringes from which to sample molton chocolate, entire restaurants devoted to chocolate (you’re getting the theme here).

Max Brenner opened a chocolate bar near Union Square in NYC last month called Chocolate By The Bald Man and sounds to be the place to visit for chocoholics.

Max: I’ll be by next time I visit NYC; likely in November. Please save me some fondue.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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