How Idiotic Can You Be and Be a Distinguished Vice President Analyst at Gartner?

Last Updated on February 22, 2021 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • Gartner produces very low-quality content, but it is interesting to see a Distinguished VP Analyst from Gartner in action.
  • This video answers the question of how poorly you can ask questions and provide insight and keep this position.


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  • First, it is published by a research entity.
  • Second, no one paid for this article to be written, and it is not pretending to inform you while being rigged to sell you software or consulting services as a vendor or consulting firm that shares their ranking in some Gartner report. Unlike nearly every other article you will find from Google on this topic, it has had no input from any company's marketing or sales department.

The first question is, has Michael Chertoff figured out the issue with the SuperDome yet?

Look at the interviewer “is richer data better” you know like a China social credit score.

Gee, I don’t know Gartner, is it?

Does this VP Analyst realize what he just said? Also, does he know the subject matter of the talk? It is unclear from his line of questioning.


This is awful. Obviously, you don’t need to know much or to have thinking skills to be a distinguished vice president analyst at Gartner.