Got a call from Robert Redford ..

Hi, this is Robert Redford ..

Mr. Redford! How nice of you to call. I have truly enjoyed your body of work, and I’m delighted to hear from you.

.. I’m seeking your support on proposition ..

Your call is very timely. I was just thinking about the movie, "The Candidate", in which you played ..

.. after all, it’s only fair to those involved, and more fair to you.

.. a candidate whose goal was to get elected to a Senate seat. He had the right look (yours), the right hair (yours), the right teeth (yours), the best suit and the hottest handlers in the business.

So, be sure to vote in the next few days and ..

He didn’t have a message per se, and decided to tweak the establishment. In the end, is anti-strategy worked, and he won the election.

.. it’s right for those involved and right for you.

The last line of the film was the most poignant: after winning, with the press clamoring to get into your hotel room to interview you, you turned to your campaign manager and asked "What now?".

Thank you for your support.

What now, Robert?

Original Post: November 2, 2006

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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