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Taking control of your vendor relationship

March 22, 2008 | Phil Fersht

Thanks Dana Stiffler, AMR's application services guru, for contributing this

Posted in: Absolutely Meaningless ComedyBuyers' Sourcing Best Practices




  1. Tony
    Posted Mar 22, 2008 06:20 AM | Permalink Reply

    Now, that's damn funny. I need to insert a "cat with bat" dispute resolution clause into my next contract.

  2. Shyam Kerkar
    Posted Mar 22, 2008 07:59 AM | Permalink Reply


    Interesting that you choose to depict this as a human-cat relationship as against a human-dog relationship or for that matter a human-dolphin relationship.

    Doesn't that itself set the equation for the rest of the dealings?


  3. Phil Fersht
    Posted Mar 22, 2008 09:03 AM | Permalink Reply


    Cats are crafty...they feign love, command a healthy relationship, and get what what want in a subtle, but effective manner :)

  4. Sailaja
    Posted Mar 24, 2008 12:10 AM | Permalink Reply

    That was a really funny depiction of taking control. As Phil aptly said, Cats are smart and know how to get things done.


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