I drag my Zoom H3 MP3/WAV recorder around with me for occasional opportunities like this – a 15 minute mind meld with Vinnie Mirchandani.
A few bullet points / outtakes from our chat:
On the Conference
- [Sapphire conference] logistics were phenomenal
- … met Hasso, McDermott, Vishal
- my job is to be cynical
- “what did I miss?”
- nagging question: $75 – $100 billion per year – are customers getting enough?
On the SAP Mentors program
- incredibly diverse group, fascinating to see …
Bloggers and the example of larger communities
- vibrant community
- speak from your heart
- “Neutral” [opinions]
- [should one be ] pulling punches?
- the more balanced you are the better
We talked about the conference, and about Vinnie’s book, though the meat of the conversation, for me, was around how and what should people be writing? The SAP Mentors are a prolific bunch, but what should our peers and contacts be saying to and about SAP? In what format? How does one cut through the noise to isolate the critical signals of future application software and business process evolution?
The MP3 link should be in the blog header, but in case you can’t see it, here it is again: