What A Load Of Tosh! Do You Buy This?

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I was researching a subject when I found something on YouTube. Just take a look at this load of crap (below). I’ve not seen such self-important, head-in-the-clouds nonsense since watching Oprah. I just don’t buy this ‘Enterprise Architecture Solves World Hunger’ angle at all.

I’m wearing one of De Bono’s Black Hats for this. Maybe even a Red Hat as I feel a bit angry about the video. OK, the video is expensively produced, no doubt. But what a waste. It promises far too much and in such a condescending manner too. I recommend you watch the first five minutes and make your mind up whether to continue or not.

If you thought it was Great, then please tell me why!

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.


  1. Mark McClure Coaching

    I’m a glutton for punishment and watched the whole 7 minutes – and once I found out who NASCIO was representing, the FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) of the video pitch became slightly more palatable. But not much.

    My ears pricked up at these sound bytes:

    “eliminate unwanted redundancies”

    “holistic solution to complex problems”

    “fully exploiting the past”

    “ongoing transformation”

    Your tax dollars at work, I guess? I wonder what US-based IT readers make of it?

  2. simonstapleton

    @Mark – I couldn’t help feeling that the video was a conceted effort at self-congratulation without any real content except marketese – some of the comments you highlighted above are classic examples. I am all for governmental support of IT – this is essential – but to put this video out into the public domain and waste 7 mins of our time plus the power it takes to transmit and read it is just a waste, let alone the production costs


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