Answering vestigial questions

For the last couple of years, I’ve been collecting material for a mock proposal from Genericorp. This an outfit that lives to satisfy customer needs. They employ state-of-the-art, user-friendly systems to provide exemplary service on time and within budget. You get the idea: meaningless pap.

On Tuesday I attended the first fifteen minutes of what could become Genericorp’s eLearning presentation.

    “It’s all about people.” People factors account for 35% of corporate value. “Successful companies understand that their real business is People,” says Geoffery Colvin, senior editor of Fortune magazine.

    “Competitive advantage is now driven by innovation and speed, efficiency, and ensuring customer loyalty. When I was a trainer, I was measured on utilization, not results. We never talked with the business units. We didn’t focus on competencies.” Learning must be aligned with the business. “I think there is too much information.”

Well, duh!

I was singing this song five years ago, and it was old then.

Guess who gave this boring, useless, and content-free presentation. Was it:

□ Element K?
□ Centra?
□ SAP?
□ IBM?
□ Saba?

It was SAP.

Posted by Jay Cross at September 24, 2003 03:54 PM | TrackBack

Please make sure "Genricorp" products/services are robust and multi-platorm, either best in class or world class (or both!)and knowledge based.

Posted by: carl fischer at September 25, 2003 07:04 AM

I have to guess it would be Saba. Do I win?

Posted by: Roberta Westwood at October 16, 2003 12:39 AM

No, not Saba.

It was .... ta-da ... SAP.

Posted by: Jay at October 16, 2003 10:48 PM

Ah, gee, well it was worth a guess. Old memories of a long, dry, snore-inducing Saba conference presentation that I eventually ducked out of ;-)

Posted by: Roberta Westwood at October 16, 2003 11:29 PM

i like it

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