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Near Miss

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I always wanted to meet the Yoda of Procurement, Gene Richter. He grew up through Ford’s purchasing organization eons ago, and did some wonderful things for IBM too. It’s rare when a discipline’s leadership all agree on who Yoda is, but with Gene you had unanimous consent. After getting his contact information years ago, I sat on it because as a lowly software development guy I was reluctant to call him – why could he possibly want to talk to me? I reached out and left him a voice mail just days before he died. By all means check out this tribute to Gene posted on his foundation’s website.


Written by Dave Stephens

02/18/06 8:32 PM at 8:32 pm

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