They Can Kill You But They Can’t Eat You or, why it is virtually impossible for someone to steal your ideas by Roz Usheroff

Posted on October 11, 2013


Editor’s Note: When I read this post in Roz Usheroff’s Remarkable Leader blog it immediately brought to mind the fact that we in the procurement industry must step it up in terms of branding both ourselves and the value we bring to an organization. Or to put it another way, we have to stop asking or wishing for a seat at the executive table and start sitting down at the table.

The Remarkable Leader

They Can Kill You But They Can’t Eat You is the name of a book written by Dawn Steel, who was one of the first women to run a major Hollywood film studio.

Sadly Dawn passed away in 1997 from a brain tumor at the age of 51.  However, her enduring legacy in the motion picture industry highlighted by huge hits such as When Harry Met Sally,  Flashdance, Top Gun, and Fatal Attraction, is indisputable.

So why am I sharing Dawn’s story with you regarding the potential theft of your ideas?

Like the title of Dawn’s book, which implies that figuratively speaking of course you can’t be eaten, means that it is a pointless exercise to kill you in the first place.  Well the same principle applies to someone trying to steal your ideas.

You and more specifically your brand, is the real engine that drives the acceptance of your…

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