Jewish World Review August 28, 2001 / 9 Elul, 5761

Ian Shoales

Ian Shoales
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Buzz! -- WHAZZUP? Maybe it's time to put some cliches to bed. I think we're on the same page. Yes, I'm trying to think out of the box, to come up with some scalable b to b solutions, while I'm still on top of my game.

What do I bring to the table? Well, at the end of the day, if it's on my watch, and I've got my game face on, and hang time, and a good dee, all things being equal, and the playing field is level, I hope to leverage the added value I put on the plate, stand up to the plate, and be the go-to-guy in a zero sum game with zero tolerance for those who put an "I" in teamwork. There is no "I" in teamwork.

It's a no-brainer. It's a non-starter. No question about it. You've got turn it up a notch, crank it up, turn a negative into a positive if you want bragging rights.

Failure is not an option. It's an opportunity, and a challenge. Every trojan horse can become an achilles heel but we've got to make it look easy out there.

Having said that, you've got to run on your record, and play to win. This is key. It's a key element. We'll see how it plays itself out. There's a bottom line in every window of opportunity.

Here's the best kept secret. For all intents and purposes, if you want to fast track a new paradigm, even if it's an uphill battle, if you want to be a global player, you've got to touch base with an objective mindset if you want to e-enable benchmarks that implement transitioning, streamline synergies, and visualize cross platform solutions 24-7.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. You've got to front load the back end, folks. If you want a user-friendly killer app, you've got to be proactive. It's all about mindshare. It's all about real-time sticky eyeballs.

We're not going for the niche market here, people! If you want to be next generation mission-critical you've got to have a transparent seamless architecture that supports world-class community bandwidth deliverables, out-of-the-box.

You want to go ahead and position yourself in a win-win'll be good to go.

Me, I'm going in a different direction. The decision to leave was not an easy one.

I'm proud to have been associated with all of you, but it's time to pursue other opportunities. Good enough. 'Nuff said. You got it.

JWR contributor Ian Shoales is the author of, among others, Not Wet Yet: An Anthology of Commentary. Comment by clicking here.


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© 2001, Ian Shoales