Until last night, the working title of this blog was “I joined the Mobil Revolution!”, but after an unrelated casual conversation about the Iranian revolution, it suddenly became clear to me that a revolution has a beginning and an end date, and the flat plate in time after the revolution is known as a “New World Order”. By purchasing my first smart phone , an iPhone, one week ago; I actually missed the revolution, but joined the New World Order; the mobile era and boy, am I an enthusiastic convert!
What made me cross into the 21st century? (Actually the mid 90’s, but who’s counting…) Well, if being the CFO of a technology company is not enough, being a CFO of a leader in Mobile ecommerce was a critical factor. In my world, CFOs do quite a bit more than “counting the money”. Having a thorough, in depth view into the experience of our technology became essential when my work, as part of our corporate executive team, touches and has a daily impact on every aspect of our business from projections, to marketing, product development and sales.
One hour into my entrance to the New World Order, I have already updated my Facebook status, checked email, downloaded an earthquake alert application (Los Angeles…) and fell in love with the texting functionality, but the best was yet to come.
Amazon’s iPhone application was the highlight of my fresh Mobile discoveries. Wow, one click shopping while I wait at a red light! (just kidding – will take the fifth is anyone ever asks). Seriously, the ability to just get what I need in one click exactly at the moment when that thought pops in my mind is an amazing concept. Those of you that are over 35 + career + kids may have a better appreciation for my excitement.
Imagine the possibilities; to be able to open that a birthday invitation that was in my 1st grader’s backpack, and in one click let my kid pick a gift from that one favorite toy store (pre selected age & price categories so that he only sees approved choices) to be delivered wrapped and ready to be gifted at that ice skating rink/bowling/you name it party venue.
While running out from work 45 minutes late, on the way to the car I can in one click order & pay for pizza delivery or pre pay and order pick up food at my favorite deli. My husband can see the flower of the day deal at my favorite online florist when his appointment is running 2 minutes late. If it is tulips, one click and he will have a very happy wife for dinner on Friday.
CFO’s are not known for their innovation skills. Give an ecommerce mobile app to an entrepreneur, and the possibilities will really blow your mind.
Entrepreneurs get ready; Magento is developing the tools that YOU will use to change the world. A new M revolution is at your door step; be sure to join it.