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In a world of buzzwords, change wins the day


The world... oops, sorry. Let's start again, the United States has a new president-elect. So, why does it seem like Barack Hussein Obama has become the president-elect of the globe? Is change on the move? With all due respect, at this moment in time the world absolutely shouldn't of conducted this fairly unique experiment to raise the bar for change out of Obama's reach. I personally feel that at the end of the day, it's not rocket science but it's a nightmare 24/7 this change that's coming.

The future is in our past - The world... oops, sorry. Let's start again, the United States has a new president-elect. So, why does it seem like Barack Hussein Obama has become the president-elect of the globe? Is change on the move?

With all due respect, at this moment in time the world absolutely shouldn't of conducted this fairly unique experiment to raise the bar for change out of Obama's reach. I personally feel that at the end of the day, it's not rocket science but it's a nightmare 24/7 this change that's coming.

In case you are wondering what happened to me, that last paragraph simply consisted of the 10 most irritating phrases, as compiled by Oxford University. Yes, shouldn't of, instead of shouldn't have is an irritating phrase for Oxford Dons. And, now you might be wondering why Oxford University's 10 most irritating phrases would crop up in an article about president-elect Obama.

That's simple. Ironically, Barack Obama literally got elected on a phrase that is irritating to many people... Change you can believe in! According to Oxford researchers, ironically and literally irritate people too, because they are often used out of context. And my personal view is that change is irritating because it has no value in and of itself. Too many people experience change only as a slogan, not followed by any action.

Mr. Obama, a virtual unknown, has climbed the ladder to the most important job in the world. We are led to believe that he's an envisioneer who will be the architect that can create the synergies for change and deliver on his promises.

Under Obama, will the Unites States be moving forward? Perhaps some will see the election of Obama as not moving forward but as moving backward. What do you think? The change slogan was certainly not an example of thinking outside the box.

Let's see what president-elect Obama could do to initiate change. The most important thing would be to de-layer. That is to stop internal skills development and seek knowledge acquisition from outside sources. The second most important thing for Obama would be to unsilo the government. Unsiloing is mission-critical for president-elect Barack Obama.

Best practice is the key to seeing the big picture. Obama needs to develop a game plan for seconding a core team that is a strategic fit for change. Now if you have read this far, you are probably saying, "Oops, too many buzz words!" But let's continue, and you might see me as the next Prime Minister.

The bottom line is... the whole world is waiting with bated breath to be geo-targeted by President Obama. The global community expects the President to be proactive, not reactive. People expect inspiration, magnetism and results driven economies of scale

But, wait a minute. It's true that the architect of economies of scale, Paul Krugman, has just won the Nobel Prize for economics. But didn't theories, such as Paul Krugmnan's, ruin the economy? Sticking to economies of scale might be compelling but it won't be innovative nor impactful. This is the problem with following buzzword slogans. They are compelling, but will eventually lead to catastrophes. Impactful? What a word.

Obama must embrace result-driven, total quality, approach specific and location-based initiatives. The $64 trillion dollar question is: does President Obama possess enough political capital to permit him to embrace cross-platform synergies? Can he continue to empower the world's citizens and produce a win-win situation?

The attention span of humans is such that there's no doubt a gap-analysis will occur sooner rather than later. The new government won't have the luxury of an incubation period but can expect real-time monitoring and tracking.

This is a unique, exciting, historic time. A young man is at the helm. But can he produce the expected change? It appears that the bloom may have already gone off the rose. A couple of days after his election, rather than play hardball for his slogan, Mr. Obama demonstrated a lack of inspiration by unleashing former President Clinton's team as his government in waiting.

We might imagine that Obama couldn't visualize a more broad-based approach, as we already had a clear sign with the nomination of the Vice-President. His choice was not an indication of change. Or, was it a matter of optimizing an initial fast-track approach to be revisiting change at a later date?

My advice to Mr. Obama is not to embrace distributed paradigms but to revolutionize thinking by driving robust convergence and optimizing related interoperability. Keep the naysayers out of the loop Mr. President.

President-elect Obama was elected on the buzzword of change. Change usually indicates a number of vague buzzwords used in mission statements and motivational speeches. The proof of the pudding is in the outcome. Will the new President continue to obfuscate with flowery buzzwords and catch phrases or will he embrace a transition extensible mindshare and grow collaborative synergies?

Most of all does the president-elect have the personal experience to understand the deep meaning of multi-disciplinary buzzwords? Or will buzzwords, with no personal reality behind them, still be the key? Only time will tell.

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