From deep within the green zone comes the news that General Stanley McChrystal has asked his junior offices to exert "powerpoint restraint" after being shocked and awed by humdingers like this baby…
The danger, as Gen. McChrystal so pithily put it, is that by simply "doing the chart doesn't solve the problem. It creates an illusion of progress and accomplishment that is almost wholly false."
As it is in Afghanistan, so often this is true in our own world: simply completing the Marketing Plan isn't the same as proper and thorough execution of that plan. It's merely the end of the beginning. The real work is still to come.
Anyway, let's take that learning on board and meanwhile, just stare in sheer bewliderment at this magnificent beast. Awesome!