Apply the Lessons of History ..

.. to avoid repeating it. We will best avoid panic  with a few simple rules:

  • Hear (and tell) the Truth: Accurate (and more) information helps us know what to do. Don’t share or forward dodgy information .. use your head.
  • Social distance: it’s real, apply these lessons. Give way to each other when walking or moving about in public spaces.
  • Keep clean: I shared a link in “I’m not a Doctor ..” with a reference to why handwashing (with ordinary soap!) is very effective.
  • Science matters: listen to it.

We stopped Ebola with proactive changes to our behavior. This is the time to do the same.

Many thanks to healthcare workers around the country. They are on the front lines and are the most at risk. This is one of hundreds of memes: “We stay at work for you, please stay at home for us“.

Stay home.

We will get through this .. as individuals, families and a country. Stay strong.

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.

One Response to Apply the Lessons of History ..

  1. Thank you for sending this pragmatic message. Stay well.

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