I've received a lot of questions about my thoughts on the recent acquisition. I've spoken to a number of individuals at Mendix to get their thoughts, read CEO Derek Roos and CTO Johan den Haan blog posts, and discussed internally with some of my colleagues at EPI-USE and other Mendix MVP's. My perspective seems to be a bit different than the majority. Now that the dust has settled a bit I thought I would share.
This question appears often in research papers focused on the disciplines of psychology and philosophy. They tend to explore the dissonance of interpersonal relationships that is created when one party ‘digs in’ because of their belief in being “right”. Or the research might seek to philosophize what it means to be “right” in the context of correct, accurate, or self-assured. I want to take a few minutes to setup a different paradigm and confine it to the ideals of empowering decision maker’s by handing them tools for analysis.