Initially posted on my SAP blog in April 2010
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -Albert Einstein
The main difference between Leo Apotheker and Bill McDermott is that Leo is the content without the packaging and Bill is the packaging without the content.
An excerpt from my thread with Bill McDermott:
Thanks for your reply and for your time.
Are you seriously telling me to “continue to keep an eye on us as we lead SAP to become an even more amazing company”??!!
You are really missing the point here.
This does not come as a surprise to me, though. Intelligence and humility left SAP along with Leo…
My apologies for being honest.
I have no intention of “watching” you.
As I already said to Hasso and Dietmar, I will divide the current SAP value by 10, or finally change (as an actor, not a spectator) the SAP world for the best.
You say that you don’t see *…
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
* What Bill doesn’t see is… SAP’s wasted passion