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One Fish … Blue Fish: When Characteristics Become Their Own Domain

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One Fish … Blue Fish: When Characteristics Become Their Own Domain

~ (Ahem) ~
You should be aware,
Whether a group or a pair,
Relationships are everywhere

Characteristics are often the way we parse data
With attributes deciding what’s alpha, what’s beta
I hope you won’t mind – I’ll find time to remind
A domain is the set on which a function’s defined
A fish can be red, a fish can be blue - but couldn’t “red” be a domain too?

If deploying applications is important to us
We need to know how, thus we should discuss
Discuss using a bus, or being carried by Gus
Or creating a fuss and putting Gus on a bus

An application’s location is a common choice
Maybe a nation, a gas station, or behind a Rolls Royce
But what if “location” is now the domain
Now it’s not about the application, it’s about what’s in Spain
Or on a train, or on a plane, (or abstract – in the rain)
This view has created a new window pane
When looking from here, more associations appear
It’s clear what is near, and what is there, and what is here

You should be aware,
whether a group or a pair,
Relationships are everywhere

Here’s an example of which you can sing:
A symbol of marriage is often a ring
A ring is a thing that you put on your finger
If a guy loves a girl, he should find one to bring her

If you’re looking for clues about their love story
To look at a ring won’t provide you with glory

A ring by itself provides limited answers
To questions like ‘Are these two pretty good dancers?’
‘Is this their first marriage or maybe their fifth?’
To claim you can tell would only be myth
‘How long are they married, how happy are they?’
The ring can’t provide the information to say

An artifact’s representation involves
Providing the right information that solves
The answers to questions by expanding your view
To understand the impact of change through-and-through

A movie can tell a story, it’s true
It might take an hour, it might take a few
But a single portrait conveys a lot
In a shot you are taught why the plot’s hot (or why not)

In business we’ve neither the time nor desire
To fidget or fumble or wait by the fire
With hoozits and wutzits and snags that conspire
To stop us from getting results we require

Strategy must be clear, agile, and sure
And the data will help us to open the door
With more to explore and opportunities galore
Like opening a store in Kuala Lumpur

‘Be digital!’, ‘Be social!’, ‘Be where it’s all at!’
Sometimes it sounds crazy, like a cat in a hat
But to take our business where we know we can
We’ve got to be as daring as green eggs and ham

Transformation often stems from digital disruption
The velocity of change and technology eruption
We’ve got wizbangs and gadgets and apps that make noises
Connecting to customers, so many choices

Relationships paint a portrait for us
What might have been missed is now obvious
When a characteristic can become a domain
By providing perspectives that are easy to explain
Oh, don’t you know how we’ll show the CIO
That we’ve exposed all new ways for the business to grow

So never forget and always remember
Remember from January all the way to December
Every day, all the time, whether a group or a pair,
Relationships, my friends, are everywhere

Co-authored by Dan Sousa

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MEGA

~ (Ahem) ~
You should be aware,
Whether a group or a pair,
Relationships are everywhere

Characteristics are often the way we parse data
With attributes deciding what’s alpha, what’s beta
I hope you won’t mind – I’ll find time to remind
A domain is the set on which a function’s defined
A fish can be red, a fish can be blue - but couldn’t “red” be a domain too?

If deploying applications is important to us
We need to know how, thus we should discuss
Discuss using a bus, or being carried by Gus
Or creating a fuss and putting Gus on a bus

An application’s location is a common choice
Maybe a nation, a gas station, or behind a Rolls Royce
But what if “location” is now the domain
Now it’s not about the application, it’s about what’s in Spain
Or on a train, or on a plane, (or abstract – in the rain)
This view has created a new window pane
When looking from here, more associations appear
It’s clear what is near, and what is there, and what is here

You should be aware,
whether a group or a pair,
Relationships are everywhere

Here’s an example of which you can sing:
A symbol of marriage is often a ring
A ring is a thing that you put on your finger
If a guy loves a girl, he should find one to bring her

If you’re looking for clues about their love story
To look at a ring won’t provide you with glory

A ring by itself provides limited answers
To questions like ‘Are these two pretty good dancers?’
‘Is this their first marriage or maybe their fifth?’
To claim you can tell would only be myth
‘How long are they married, how happy are they?’
The ring can’t provide the information to say

An artifact’s representation involves
Providing the right information that solves
The answers to questions by expanding your view
To understand the impact of change through-and-through

A movie can tell a story, it’s true
It might take an hour, it might take a few
But a single portrait conveys a lot
In a shot you are taught why the plot’s hot (or why not)

In business we’ve neither the time nor desire
To fidget or fumble or wait by the fire
With hoozits and wutzits and snags that conspire
To stop us from getting results we require

Strategy must be clear, agile, and sure
And the data will help us to open the door
With more to explore and opportunities galore
Like opening a store in Kuala Lumpur

‘Be digital!’, ‘Be social!’, ‘Be where it’s all at!’
Sometimes it sounds crazy, like a cat in a hat
But to take our business where we know we can
We’ve got to be as daring as green eggs and ham

Transformation often stems from digital disruption
The velocity of change and technology eruption
We’ve got wizbangs and gadgets and apps that make noises
Connecting to customers, so many choices

Relationships paint a portrait for us
What might have been missed is now obvious
When a characteristic can become a domain
By providing perspectives that are easy to explain
Oh, don’t you know how we’ll show the CIO
That we’ve exposed all new ways for the business to grow

So never forget and always remember
Remember from January all the way to December
Every day, all the time, whether a group or a pair,
Relationships, my friends, are everywhere

Co-authored by Dan Sousa

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pdm
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wonderful, thanks

rare poetic talent