Is eCommerce bad for the economy? by Jon Hansen

October 2, 2014


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The other day I received an interesting phone call from Daniel Blaise who, after reading my coverage of the emerging eCommerce world, wondered if I had ever considered the possible downside of this “new” global reality. Downside? How could there be a downside? Blaise is the founder of, which was established as a means […]

Posted in: B2B, Commentary

With the launch of #cloudtour 2014, the time for cloudBuy is now by Jon Hansen

October 1, 2014


cloudBuy Tour

New Wave 2014 company cloudBuy has just begun a 5 country, 30 day tour in which they will travel to Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Syndney and Hong Kong to talk about their unique B2B eCommerce platform. What makes them unique?  Why after 20 years is the company, according to founder and Chairman Ronald Duncan, now in […]

Posted in: News & Updates

From the telegraph to wearable devices, supply chain collaboration in the modern era has come a long way by Jon Hansen

September 29, 2014



It was the late 90’s, and I was heading up a project that would enable the Department of National Defence to acquire Indirect MRO spare parts online from suppliers throughout North America. The challenge went beyond the mere sourcing process, as the DND required that parts be delivered within 24 hours to one of their 40 bases across […]

Posted in: Commentary

Reader response to Bersin’s post about Ellison stepping down surprising by Jon Hansen

September 24, 2014



It is no secret to my regular readers that I am not a big fan of Oracle’s Larry Ellison. The origins of my disenchantment go all the back to the vendor’s early days when Ellison was forced to lay off approximately 10 percent of the company’s workforce due to questionable accounting practices. The practices to […]

How Do You Source A High Performing Business Relationship? by Andy Akrouche

September 23, 2014


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Originally posted on Relational Contracting Intelligence Blog:
Now that we have in my previous post, identified what a high performance relationship actually is, the next question is how do you find one?  Or perhaps the better word would be “establish” one? “The contract must become a platform to manage inevitable change, not pursue certainty based…

Posted in: Uncategorized

What is the source of your stress and who to seek out for advice on dealing with it by Roz Usheroff

September 22, 2014


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Originally posted on The Remarkable Leader:
According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 80% of workers feel stress on the job, with nearly half indicating that they need help in learning how to manage stress. For some, that management comes in the form of changing jobs. In fact 42% of employees…

Posted in: Uncategorized

How alarming is it when CEOs start selling their shares? by Jon Hansen

September 18, 2014



“Obviously, it’s just not a good thing when CEOs start selling their stocks, but I’m not sure how to read it. If a stock has climbed and then leveled out, it’s probably just some profit taking? When I hear that it happens to a stock (in this case, Salesforce (CRM) and Motricity (MOTR)), I don’t […]


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