Sometimes it's too important

by admin on June 26, 2007

in General

While I found it faintly amusing to read about Oracle’s CFO Safra Catz using a trip to Israel as the backdrop to take the low road and bash Microsoft, IBM and SAP, I was much more impressed by a post on the SAP developer network blogs by Nigel James entitled Three little words – ‘Change the World’. Check this (and I make no apology for blagging a LOT of this post:

I don’t need to tell you there are people starving every day. I don’t need to tell you there are child soldiers fighting wars. I don’t need to tell you that just a little contribution could make a massive difference.

I don’t need to tell you this.

We are about to go to a conference and spend a small fortune on fees, food, hotels and travel. What if you took a small portion of what you are going to spend on TechEd and made some contribution to help someone break out of poverty?

We could do it individually or we could all join in and do something together. We could all sing and dance about how great we are and how we raised a squillion dollars or silently in the middle of the night a charity (or several ) could get a significant contribution appear in there bank account with no idea where it came from with no one telling them how they have to spend it.

We are a community and we could really make a difference.

We might even change the world.

Want to know the difference between Oracle and SAP? Now you know. It’s called humility.

Want to know what inspired Nigel? Check this from PragDave entitled Paying Back.

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Michael Krigsman June 26, 2007 at 11:50 pm

I totally agree and have posted about it here.

Michael Krigsman

Marilyn Pratt June 27, 2007 at 8:05 pm

Thanks Dennis. I'm inspired to see folks like Nigel James speaking up for what each of us as individuals as well as communities can do. By coincidence I am in Israel presently and by coincidence heard last night a creative idea about what corporations can do for communities. Attended a symposium on National Policy for High Tech in the presence of President Elect, Shimon Peres and Pulitzer Prize author David Vise spoke of how real educational advances could be made if WIFI was freely available to an entire country, for all populations and all economic strata (in Israel, for example). Such democratic access could be sponsored by corporations (putting companies on equal footing as far as responsibility lies) and greatly enhance the ability of populations to close the "digital divide". The minister of education Yuli Tami also discussed the way each of us, as professionals, could give time to our communities in helping educate our kids and sharing our professional knowledge. I know that as soon as I return home, I'll find a way to implement this in NYC on a very personal basis. This grandma believes that each of us has a responsibility to make these changes. Again thanks!

madhu August 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm

i want to know the difference between sap dw and oracle datawarehousing,

i did my mba ( marketing ) can i do this sap dw , howz the job oppourtunities for sap dw.

name : madhu.
graduation : b.c.a.
post – graduation : mba (marketi ng).

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