Browsing All posts tagged under »The Godfather«

Quote #4 – POWER

May 10, 2017


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


“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


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


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


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 […]