I’ve been just a little bit busy in the last few days so haven’t been doing much opining, but here are some more thoughts…

For over twenty years I’ve been a volunteer firefighter, and before that, I did a bunch of emergency response work. The idea of going into a massively stressful, completely unknown and possibly dangerous situation is kind of natural.

This past couple of weeks have felt like that – but instead of one house being on fire, the entire world is on fire. And that’s the reality of our situation – we’d like to sort it all nicely, have it neatly ordered and develop long-thought out plans and procedures, but the reality is that Covid-19 makes us think on our feet.

So the challenge for us all is to get comfortable being uncomfortable, to dispense with the usual niceties and to, pretty much, just get shit done. This situation requires thinking on our feet and responding to weekly, daily and hourly changes with agility and dynamism.

Go do it, team. You haven’t got too many other options.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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