I’m a key influencer. I’m also a technology evangelist, analyst, and journalist. And I can also leverage core competencies. Uh-oh. Sick of me yet?
We live in a world of prototypes, buzzwords, hype, and cliche. That’s why I think CIO has hit the market with an article on the “10 Loathsome Technology Industry Types.”
Here’s an excerpt:
Vendor Marketing EVP You’ve got great hair—and you know it. Every conversation inevitably returns to “synergistic opportunities for the brand” or “CSR initiatives.” You’ve got an iPhone 4 and you’re hip to Facebook and Foursquare. Your most recent and greatest idea (if you do say so yourself): “I know how we’ll get potential customers’ contact information: Free iPad Giveaway! No one else is doing it!”
Venture Capitalist Wait, wait, don’t tell me: You’re based in the San Francisco / Palo Alto area, right? Uh-huh. And you once worked for HP or IBM? Yes. You enjoy yachting and golf? You betcha. And, of course, don’t forget about your passion for “fine wine.” How unique.
The Influencer A relatively new moniker for the same old type of self-aggrandizing, undeserving attention whore of years past: You’ve probably referred to yourself as a “guru” or “visionary” before. But your “highly soughtafter” methodology for measuring your Twitter influence is a secret worth keeping close to the vest. Definitely.
Pretty good stuff. Go check out the full story at CIO.com: “Influence This: 10 Loathsome Technology Industry Types.”