Well, last night’s big meeting between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania government officials ended without a deal on a new arena. The agreed-upon next step was for the parties to meet again Wednesday.
So all that Mario Lemieux and Ron Buerkle’s incendiary letter seemed to do was to get government officials back to the negotiation table. Personally, I think that could have been done less adversarily (and without damaging the loyalty of even die-hard Penguins fans like me).
So I’m done blogging about these negotiations (and greedy Mr. Lemieux) for a while.
Back to purchasing…
Response to Tuesday’s article, “7 Supplier Diversity Challenges, Part I,” was interesting. Some people are really passionate about supplier diversity. Some people just plain don’t care. And others emailed me asking what the heck supplier diversity is anyway.
Supplier diversity is more clearly defined in this earlier article:
Supplier diversity isn’t practiced in all countries. It is practiced mainly in countries like the USA, where certain ethnic groups were discriminated against in the past.
Based on the mixed reaction, I’ve decided to postpone Part II of this series from its originally scheduled date of April 3. I’m thinking more like May 15. I don’t mind writing articles about a diverse array of topics, but I’d rather not space ones on a topic of mixed interest together too closely.