PI Window on Business: Taking Measure of an Acquisition

Posted on June 5, 2009


You cannot measure the effectiveness of a company’s strategies within the context of its own industry while ignoring the interests and impact upon the markets it serves.  Doing so is tantamount to arguing who is the best player on a losing team, or debating the color scheme of a restaurant that doesn’t have any patrons – and yes I am a fan of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.

With 85 percent of all e-procurement/supply chain initiatives failing to achieve the expected results, the software industry is now at a crossroads.   

In the June 10th, 2009 PI Window on Business Show “Taking Measure of an Acquisition,” we will focus on the above market realities that often escape the traditional analyst reports, which are usually confined to the narrow scope of industry speak.

Joining me will be Mickey North Rizza, a Research Director from AMR Research, who will discuss the practical and real-world impact associated with her recent coverage of the Emptoris-Click Commerce acquisition.

Mickey North Rizza, AMR Research

Mickey North Rizza AMR Research


June 30th PI Window on Business Special to Examine Leadership –21st Century Leadership: An Evolutionary Profile

Be sure to mark Tuesday, June 30th on your calendars as I will be joined by a guest panel of four internationally acclaimed/best selling authors who have appeared on major networks such as CNN and Fox to discuss (perhaps even debate) the attributes that the 21st Century business leader will need to possess to navigate the complex and challenging waters of the emerging global marketplace.

The experts to which I am referring are Bill McAneny (Frankenstein’s Manager: Leadership’s Missing Links), Dr. Gabriela Cora (Leadership Under Pressure), Merydith Willoughby whose latest book (Sex in the Boardroom) provides a system approach to leadership development, and Forrest Breyfogle III (IEE: Beyond Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard).  It is a show you will not want to miss!

Join the 21st Century Governance Principles Group on LinkedIn to share your thoughts on 21st Century Leadership.

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