This is one of those blogs where you have to pinch yourself after you read it to actually believe that someone would have the temerity or suffer Walter Mitty Syndrome to have to :
- Pretend to be Google of all things on his Facebook page…this one is actually comical, two evenings ago, I went to look for “Google Apps for Work” with a search on Facebook. The search returned this
- The second item that is rather sad is the presence of the Google Deployment Specialist Badge which had to have been a deliberate augmentation to the page of a credential that Mr. Kollross never earned. What it brings to mind is has become know as Stolen Valor Syndrome. As point of reference, here is he official page for Mr. Kollross from the Google Connect for Work Partner Lounge.
- We notice the 0 for points earned for program activities, an the Newbie badge that looks rather lonely. We certainly DON’T see the Deployment Specialist Badge.
I can’t speak for anyone but myself, and in my view, people that have the need to lie about these kinds of item tend to infuriate me at first, because the overwhelming majority of the people in these types of programs work very hard and play by the rules. I guess if we were shooting dice in the street people get killed for cheating.
I have to take different approach, and suggest the Mr. Kollross adopt a go BIG or go home approach in helping us notice his accomplishments. I have taken the liberty of “augmenting” his page so that it is more indicative of a person of his stature. Here we go:
We certainly thinks that the new and improved partner page is more appropriate, and since it is on the internet, it must be true.
Perhaps, there is some hope as we noted a HUGE CHANGE [sarcasm added] on Mr. Kollross’ Facebook page we certainly want to give him credit.
If we focus on the which has been circled, we can see that Mr. Kollross has done an outstanding job of seeking to rationalize what he has been engaged in for some time. It’s akin to being “in the closet” but illuminated by floodlights.
Perhaps the one positive outcome from this discovery is that Mr. Kollross is quite likely to see our friends at Google paying more attention to him. The entire GFW Partner Community is going to have the opportunity to read about his adventures, the people that manage the Partner Community we interested, however, based upon several discussions, with several of Alphabet’s senior legal and compliance people, the seem to recognize how important a man like Mr. Kollross is and indicated that some very “robust” recognition might be on the horizon.
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