It Ain't about the Benjamins

Weekly Rant - It Ain't about the Benjamin's

Created by Chet Gladkowski at 01 Aug 2013 @ 06:15
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As we head into the dog days of summer, baseball gets more and more of our attention

Looking over the standing in Major League Baseball, we are smacked up side of the head with a stunning observation that directly applies to our insurance and technology projects.

Click, listen and respond to the the exact same principles that get you to first place in baseball, your projects and life.

 

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How many companies out there are the "AROD" of the vendor world - willing to cheat and to do whatever is necessary for the next big pay day?
I don't like baseball or rap - but I liked this Chet!
Ralph - you have hit a great big "hot button" with me. I might just have to rant about this topic!
The recent steroids and banned substance scandals also point out how much people are willing to cheat to win a big contract, even when they realize they might get caught.
Having worked for an underfunded and underdog vandor, there can be pressure to sign a deal that appears oh so good and will lead to oh so much trouble. Newer vendors can have very different underlying cost structures that can make it very enticing as opposed to older, more monolithic vendors.
It's easier to "root" for the under-paid player, and the under-funded vendor.
Can't beat that with a stick!
Jeff - here's the Rays ticket prices: such a deal! HOME PLATE CLUB-Food,Beer,Wine&Soda included thru 7th inning US $210.00 US $210.00 Ticket + US $6.50 Fees = US $216.50 HANCOCK BANK CLUB-Food,Beer,Wine&Soda included thru 7th inning US $130.00 US $130.00 Ticket + US $6.50 Fees = US $136.50 HANCOCK BANK CLUB 105-Food,Beer,Wine&Soda incl thru 7th inning US $125.00 US $125.00 Ticket + US $6.50 Fees = US $131.50 FIELDSIDE BOX US $92.00 US $92.00 Ticket + US $6.50 Fees = US $98.50 LOWER INFIELD BOX US $72.00 US $72.00 Ticket + US $6.50 Fees = US $78.50 LOWER BOX US $50.00 US $50.00 Ticket + US $6.50 Fees = US $56.50 LOWER RESERVED US $40.00 US $40.00 Ticket + US $6.00 Fees = US $46.00 PRESS LEVEL BOX US $37.00 US $37.00 Ticket + US $6.00 Fees = US $43.00 PRESS LEVEL RESV US $31.00 US $31.00 Ticket + US $5.00 Fees = US $36.00 BASELINE BOX US $29.00 US $29.00 Ticket + US $5.00 Fees = US $34.00 OUTFIELD US $17.00 US $17.00 Ticket + US $4.00 Fees = US $21.00 UPPER RESERVED US $14.00 US $14.00 Ticket + US $4.00 Fees = US $18.00 UPPER BOX US $14.00 US $14.00 Ticket + US $4.00 Fees = US $18.00 TBT PARTY DECK (UPPER LEFTFIELD BLEACHERS W/BACKS) US $14.00 US $14.00 Ticket + US $4.00 Fees = US $18.00
Right on Arthur - fat, dumb and happy are pseudonyms for Moe, Larry and Curley!
Sometimes players (and companies) need to be hungry to do great things. "Fat, dumb and happy" comes to mind with the players who sign multi-million dollar contracts, and with the vendors who don't have to worry about making payroll.
"Homerun" Chet! There is no doubt that good people, good mentoring & training are the keys to building a great IT organization, and in turn, to create a reliable and innovative technology environment. I hate to break it to you though - as of this morning my Red Sox are in first place! However, I will absolutely agree with you that the Rays deserve credit for putting a competitive team on the field with such a small payroll. Wish the Red Sox could do that - then I wouldn't have to pay $100 for a ticket!
Title It Ain't about the Benjamins
Creator Chet Gladkowski
ML ID 12261
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Created 01 Aug 2013
Updated 01 Sep 2014
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