Reunions, Capacity Efficiency, and Bad Haircuts
by Claus Mikkelsen on Mar 8, 2012
So, as many of you know, we at HDS have been talking a lot of late about capacity efficiency. I’ve blogged about it, Hu has put in his views on it, as has David Merrill, who owns all things “economics” for us.
David and I both work for Hu, and the running joke at HDS is that we’ve actually never been in the same place at the same time due to our collective travel schedules. Seriously, getting any two of us together at the same time is rare; getting all three of us together? Well, that almost never happens.
But it did last August. One of the members of our Executive Committee was so stunned to see the three of us in the same building that he felt compelled to capture that rare “Kodak Moment”. That’s me on the left (the scruffy “Dos Equis man” beard is now gone), David is in the middle, and, of course, Hu on the right.
Well, it happened again a few weeks ago, and someone had the great idea of capturing the three of us on video talking about capacity efficiency. Well, almost.
Hu was tied up with customers, so David and I launched into this cool discussion on “CapEff”, and the economics supporting our positioning. It’s not a long video, so I hope you have time to watch it, and I totally apologize for that bad haircut of mine. David is more GQ in the video, by far.
One of the many things I love about the video is that this was completely unrehearsed, and there was no “David, you give this message, and Claus, you give that”. We were very much in sync on the topic from the beginning.
So take a gander, and give us your thoughts. As for our competitors, you might want to watch it as well, since it will drive future sales. I love the message, and the impromptu nature of the video. It was just fun to do.
Except for the stupid haircut, that is.
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