Browsing All posts tagged under »The Godfather«

Quote #4 – POWER

May 10, 2017

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I have recently heard comments about waking up in bed with a horse head and other such fables of power and influence. Such comments confirmed what I have always believed that being in a position of power through which you can influence others is a privilege and responsibility. In other words, real power should be […]

Rosslyn Analytics Makes The Mayor of Detroit An Offer He May Not Be Able To Refuse by Jon Hansen

September 9, 2014

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“Detroit has been spending on average $100 million more than it has taken in for each of the past five years. The city’s $11 billion in unsecured debt includes $6 billion in health and other retirement benefits and $3 billion in retiree pensions for its 20,000 city pensioners, who are slated to receive less than 10 […]

Blinded by familiarity, Jason Busch gets called out by a vendor for missing the mark

December 1, 2011

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However, we took slight offence to his comment “Still, as far as we’re aware, Ariba is the first provider in the Spend Management sector of any material size/market share in a given product area to make a product free for buying organizations.” Why are we offended? Well, Jason himself reviewed our free e-Sourcing offering over five […]

NASPO 2009 Survey – A Review of Preference Policies Requires Less Focus on Policy and More Focus on Preferences

November 2, 2009

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The use and breadth of preference policies seems to be increasing.  Twenty-seven states provide a legal preference for in-state bidders, one more than reported that preference in 2007. Thirty-one states (compared to twenty-seven in 2007) reported that they have a reciprocal preference law. These states also reported the following vendor based price preferences: women-owned businesses […]

The JLARC Review: It’s Never About the Spoon (Part 2)

April 20, 2009

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When the divine inspiration that ultimately leads to the words that appear in this blog strikes me, I am usually walking our two dogs. Not having a pen and paper with me (a practice I have often thought about but never followed through on), I find myself in the unenviable position that is reminiscent of […]