How effective are vendor videos in promoting their brand and services by Jon Hansen

April 3, 2014

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Earlier today I receive the link to Year in the Life candidate cloudBuy’s new video. As a 2014 New Wave company, I was of course interested in the video for a number of reasons. To start, and in the context of my July 2013 post “Recent Zycus video demonstrates that even though you are “on” […]

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The Elcom enigma; A case of unlimited possibilities and unrealized potential by Jon Hansen

April 1, 2014

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Blind To Opportunity

Based on my conversation earlier this morning with Elcom’s Executive VP Finance David Elliot, I could not help but wonder if we should seriously consider broadening the definition of a start-up business. I have of course written about Elcom in the past, including my reference to  the company in my September 23rd, 2013 post “Welcome […]

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Does being more likable than men help or hurt a woman’s career? by Roz Usheroff

April 1, 2014

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Originally posted on The Remarkable Leader:
Following up on my last post in which I touched upon the subject of likability, I was reminded of a Harvard Business Review article titled “New Research Shows Success Doesn’t Make Women Less Likable“. Counter to what many might believe, the study to which the article refers found that…

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Walmart sues Visa for price fixing; A “Vlasic” example of what is good for the goose is not good for the gander by Jon Hansen

March 29, 2014

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One of the most enduring posts here on the Procurement Insights blog in terms of overall reads is a piece I wrote on July 9th, 2007 titled “Public Sector Procurement and the Walmart Effect“. One would think that after 7 years the insights it offered might no longer apply because after all, things change.  However when […]

New Wave Company Update: Freightos raises $4.6 million in VC funding for global expansion by Jon Hansen

March 26, 2014

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Well it didn’t take long for one of our Year in the Life co-winners to start creating waves in terms of making their mark in 2014. On Monday I received an e-mail from Freightos sharing the news that the company had just raised “$4.6 million from three Israeli VCs in a series B, in order […]

Buyers need not apply by Jon Hansen

March 24, 2014

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In the coming weeks I will be making an official announcement sharing with you the news that I will be partnering with another notable industry expert on a book that will focus on the future of procurement.  So be sure to stay tuned for future updates as this is going to be a must read […]

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Zycus LinkedIn post uses the equivalent of Sandberg’s “bossy” term to describe procurement professionals? by Jon Hansen

March 21, 2014

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Bossy Ban

In a recent post by Roz Usheroff, she indicated that you would probably have to be on another planet – maybe even in another galaxy – to not have heard of the recent call to arms of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to eradicate the word “bossy” from our everyday vernacular.  The reason for Sandberg’s discontent […]

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