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New PI Poll: Does procurement need (deserve) independent media coverage?

May 1, 2017

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Procurious Career Bootcamp Series

May 22, 2017

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If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to check out the Procurious Career Boot Camp video series, then I would recommend that you do. Just click on the image below to access all 15 videos featuring procurement industry thought leaders. 30

Posted in: News & Updates

You Can Read My Posts On Spend Matters PRO And Other Pictures Of The Week

May 19, 2017

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Most of you may not remember either Look or Life magazine, as both ceased publication in the early seventies. They were bi-weekly periodicals with minimal text that featured photographs of current events. One could say that with either publication a picture was literally worth a thousand words. In the spirit of these once great magazines, here […]

Posted in: Commentary

10 Years Ago Today Procurement Insights Was Launched

May 18, 2017

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It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since I first shared with you, my thoughts regarding the procurement world. Of course, back then, I think the only people who read my blog – and not even on a regular basis were close friends and family members. Certainly not the 25,000 plus fantastic […]

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Buy American 2017: Is It Just The Current Version Of The Same Old Song?

May 16, 2017

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Back in 2010, I had the opportunity to talk with then Canadian Trade Minister Stockwell Day regarding what was at the time a contentious issue between Canada and our neighbor to the south. I am of course talking about the swirling controversy regarding the Buy American legislation that according to the Minister had more to […]

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Why Volkswagen’s Position On Consulting Firms Is Good News For The Hackett Group

May 12, 2017

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In a recent post, I had indicated that I was waiting to hear back from The Hackett Group regarding their acquisition of Jibe Consulting and the possibility of doing an interview on my radio show. While I am still waiting for their Global Communications Director to get back to me, there were two points of discussion […]

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Possible Hackett Group Interview: What Does Jibe Acquistion Really Mean?

May 10, 2017

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I should know fairly soon if The Hackett Group agrees to do an interview on my radio show. While I have an opinion on what this acquisition might mean “beyond the headline” itself, it is important that you hear all sides to what I think is probably one of “the” sleeper stories of the year. […]

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Quote #4 – POWER

May 10, 2017

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I have recently heard comments about waking up in bed with a horse head and other such fables of power and influence. Such comments confirmed what I have always believed that being in a position of power through which you can influence others is a privilege and responsibility. In other words, real power should be […]