Technologists would be wise to take note: Save your anger and blame. If you want to truly help yourself, and your organization, then do the best work you can and influence everything you can. When the opportunities arise, organize your cohorts to make the outcome positive. If that's the hiring of a CIO, be there, tell them what you want, comment on the job posting, help write it if you can. Do it for every job posting. Get people to take just one leap. Be unified, be clear and be passionate that the way forward is going to be uncomfortable, but lucrative. But again, save your anger and remember why most people wind up stuck in their comfort zones to begin with: They are being lied to, all the time, every day -- but we'll talk about that in Part 4.
It is ironic, but a technologist's highest calling may very well be the de-programming of humans.
The uninspired state of business and technology: If Einstein worked in IT today, he'd be playing Portal instead of inventing the concept.
Jeff Ello gives technology a nudge for the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He can be contacted at email@example.com, LinkedIn, Twitter and just about everywhere else.