Regrettably, I turn down all such requests no matter how lucrative or mutually beneficial these endorsements or partnerships could prove to be in the short run.
But that is easier said than done! NONE of these Cloud Service Providers can execute and there are many reasons why - I'll tell you later.
- A cowboy sitting on a horse trying to educate another cowboy sitting on a horse on the benefits of owning and purchasing an automobile.
- A bunch of "brick-and-mortar executives" trying to sell "virtual organization tools" to other "brick-and-mortar executives."
- Just another arms dealer trying to sell to a bunch of natives the latest and most sophisticated weapons for the right price. The sale involves a nice demonstration of the weapon's capability and, once the deal is closed, the arms dealer moves on to the next village. (The natives are never offered the opportunity to obtain military training at West Point Academy, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Naval Special Warfare Training Center, United States Air Force Academy, etc., for the simple reason that it's not something that arms dealers specialize in or have anything to do with. Their only job is to sell you the latest and deadliest weapons using their most effective power of persuasion. What people do with these weapons, and whether or not they learn how to make effective use of these weapons, is none of their business.)
- Just another shrewd and opportunistic business person trying to ride this new wave of "Business in the Cloud" opportunities - who will say or do anything from a cost-and-benefits standpoint in order to get their business.
on The New Virtual Organization World Consortium