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“You are what your record says you are.”

November 5, 2012

I’m focused on preparation for KronosWorks next week, so I won’t have much time for blogging, but I’m still pushing myself to “make the numbers.” Based on the numbers I’m seeing, this year’s customer conference may be our biggest ever. I’m sure keynote speaker Billy Beane could calculate some meaning about that.

Speaking of sports… With the Patriots on their bye week, football got little of my attention yesterday, but I did notice this:

The Atlanta Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys to remain undefeated at 8-0. The ‘boyz are now 3-5.
The Pittsburg Steelers beat the NY Football Giants to improve to 5-3. The Giants are now 6-3.

For some reason, people think the Cowboys are better than their record. I think the reason is just the general hype around Dallas and football in Texas, but the fact is they’re 3-5. That doesn’t mean “they’re better than their record” never applies. Last year the Giants finished the regular season at 9-7, then went on to win the SuperBowl. Are the Atlanta Falcons that good? I don’t know, but their unblemished record would indicate so. While there are intangibles that affect performance and the measurement of that performance, in general I agree with the Big Tuna:

“You are what your record says you are.”
– Bill Parcells, Former NFL Coach and SuperBowl Winner

Some time overnight this blog hit a milestone, but I’m not really sure what it means. I do keep trying to correlate the relationship between this blog and business results, but that’s a work in progress. So I keep going trying to improve, and to grow influence…

Right now my record says I’m 20,002. Whatever that means. Now back to show prep…

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