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Old 05-07-2010, 03:02 PM
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is this the person we are writing about?: from Vikipedia:

Early life
Spira was born and grew up in New York City, the son of photographic pioneer Fred Spira and his wife Marilyn (ne Hacker). He studied Central European History at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians Universitt)

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Spira began his career in business and technology while still in high school when he became involved in the management of office systems at Spiratone, a company founded and run by Fred Spira. After completing his studies in 1983, he founded a research and IT advisory firm, Basex (originally called The Basex Group) in 1983, that focused on helping organizations understand how knowledge workers work and what they can do to manage them more effectively. He has been associated with the firm ever since.

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Spira's research focuses on the problems organizations are having as they migrate from the industrial age to the knowledge economy and what managers can do to remain competitive. According to Knowledge Management in the Public Sector [1], the main thrust of Spira's arguments is that software companies should develop new systems that are designed from the beginning for knowledge and information work but collaboration and knowledge sharing are "less a question of technology than of systems that facilitate people working together."

Spira started researching the problem of information overload in the early 1990s and was interviewed in March 1993 by CNBC on the topic. In 2003, he published research that assigned specific costs to components of the problem of information overload and in 2008 published an estimate [2] of the cost of information overload to the U.S. economy ($900 billion per annum). In 2008, he helped found the Information Overload Research Group, a business and academic consortium that is working to bring attention to the problem and potential solutions.

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Spira is the co-author of The History of Photography (Aperture, 2001), named a "best book of the year" by the New York Times [3] when it came out. He is the author of Managing the Knowledge Workforce: Understanding the Information Revolution That's Changing the Business World (Mercury Business Press, 2005). He is currently working on another book on the topic of information overload. He has also written several major reports on information overload including Information Overload: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us. He is regularly quoted by publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Business Week, among others.
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:23 AM
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:13 AM
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"...the main thrust of Spira's arguments is that software companies should develop new systems that are designed from the beginning for knowledge and information work but collaboration and knowledge sharing are "less a question of technology than of systems that facilitate people working together."

And this guy is against sharing of knowledge and information on enthusiast forums that he frequents? You have got to be kidding me.....
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:01 PM
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Who cares about his resume? My resume and that of many others that post here are more impressive. However that is not what is important here. This message board is about sharing information and insights about the new F10. I wonder if he contacted Bimmerfest mods to complain about their new Confidential Wholesale Pricing that they put a few days after my post was taken down at Bimmer Post?
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I see this is a duplicate of the other thread that I posted in. You should be able to take 7% off the wholesale US pricing here -

2011 535i Sedan -> http://www.bimmerfest.com/models/201...324419/pricing

2011 550i Sedan -> http://www.bimmerfest.com/models/201...324421/pricing



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What happened to the pricing and model details under the 'BMW Models' tab?
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Sorry, we had to take the pricing off line for legal reasons
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:58 AM
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Expert opinions?

Do the ED experts, either Adrian or Irv have an opinion of publishing ED wholesale numbers on Bimmerfest?
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Sorry, we had to take the pricing off line for legal reasons
Thanks Tim; BMW Models was also an excellent resource for past models prices.

Oh well, any savvy BMW buyer can use the 7% rule to get a ballpark pricing for US and ED cars.
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