Monday 11 February 2013

2013 - The Year of the Snake!

Authored by Mickey North Rizza 

Happy Chinese New Year! How are you doing on your personal and business resolutions? Sunday 10th February was the start of the Year of the Snake and according to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. 

The snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs. It is the most enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the animal signs. 2013 is the year of the water snake, and according to the Chinese, all things are possible. 

Saving money and being thrifty will be top priorities – hmm, sounds like a typical procurement department. And like great procurement negotiators, the year of the water snake also tells us to stay alert because delusion and deception are common. Gaining the greatest benefits requires us to control our spending and use our talents wisely – another great feature of best-in-class procurement organisations. 

So, practice the art of the Chinese zodiac ­stay alert, save money, be thrifty and use your procurement talents wisely. All will bring great value contribution on the road to procurement excellence. 

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