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fruITion: Creating the Ultimate Corporate Strategy for Information Technology by Chris Potts

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With the Marianne lunch under my belt, the next stage in the journey was my meeting with James.

Marianne didn’t like James, but I did. I know that CIOs and CFOs are meant to be sworn enemies – at least if you read the IT press – but he and I got along well. We are about the same age and have some common interests, both professionally and personally. People think that James is very serious-minded because in public he’s generally quiet and doesn’t often smile. They’re partly right, but I was there when he started cracking puns and firing off-the-cuff humor, and then he was probably one of the funniest people I have ever met. His favorite ...

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