This Sunday is the big day: Super Bowl XLIII!

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And there’s a purchasing and supply management connection.

The Super Bowl will pit the Steelers against the Cardinals.

The Steelers are from Pittsburgh. The Cardinals are from Arizona.

Next Level Purchasing is based in Pittsburgh. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is based in Arizona.

Doesn’t this beg for the type of bet that mayors typically make on big sports games? Like how the Glendale, Arizona mayor challenged Pittsburgh’s mayor to plant a cactus outside of Heinz Field if the Cardinals win or plant a Pennsylvania tree outside of University of Phoenix Stadium if the Cardinals win.

So what should we bet?

Maybe Mr. Novak would have to spend an hour outside in Pittsburgh’s freezing February weather if the Steelers win while I would have to spend an hour outside in Arizona’s sweltering February weather if the Cardinals win.

Yeah, I’d take that bet!

What funny bets would you suggest?

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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