Procurement at a Crossroads: Career-Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry (Available Nov. 2015)
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Bloggers Defence Fund by Jon Hansen

October 15, 2015



Like journalists for traditional mediums such as newspapers, bloggers are also vulnerable in terms of becoming a target of lawsuits as a means of inhibiting their ability to cover important stories. Recently, I became the target of a $3.5 million lawsuit from a large U.S.-based company. Even though my research is sound – with corresponding reference links […]

Posted in: News & Updates

For the majority of procurement professionals, does technology really matter?

November 25, 2015



Or to put it in a less eloquent and more direct fashion . . . just shut up and deliver, and in the process enable me to do a better job without my having to hear and think about you.

Posted in: Commentary

Would 50% of all procurement professionals really choose a different career?

November 23, 2015


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At a conference at which I was speaking, I posed the question how many of you in the audience chose procurement as a profession? Specifically, did you consciously say I want to be in purchasing or, did you just sort of fall into it? Not surprisingly, the vast majority indicated that they just sort of […]

Posted in: Conferences

Company culture and the Glassdoor effect by Jon Hansen

November 11, 2015


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In yesterday’s post, I had made reference to a Forbes article by Josh Bersin  titled Culture: Why It’s The Hottest Topic In Business Today, in which he made the statement that “We have arrived in a world of “haves” and “have-nots” when it comes to attracting and engaging top talent.” Bersin then went on to say that “Fortune’ Best Companies happen […]

Posted in: Commentary

If Coupa goes public, will it ruin the company? by Jon Hansen

November 11, 2015


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YES! I just wanted to remove the mystery or any possible doubt surrounding what my answer would be to the question “if Coupa goes public, will it ruin the company?” By the way, what prompted the question (and this post), was a very recent  Bloomberg interview with Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn. By the way – and I […]

Despite early challenges, Bravo appears on track to make Ontario initiative a success by Jon Hansen

November 10, 2015



For those of you who followed my coverage of BravoSolution this past summer, you will know that information sources provided a detailed (and graphic) picture of an initiative that looked to be in trouble. Specifically, Bravo’s challenges in terms of its platform gaining traction within the Ontario Government. To their credit, rather than ducking the tough […]

Posted in: News & Updates

Radio Debate . . . Oregon v. Oracle: A Question Of Executive Liability

November 4, 2015


Radio Has Never Sounded Better!

According to an October 8th, 2015 article in the Portland Business Journal, The Oregon Supreme Court “sided with the state and denied Oracle America’s attempt to dismiss its top brass as defendants in the state’s lawsuit.” In today’s Blog Talk Radio segment, I am joined by Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner to talk about the consequences of this seminal […]

Kelly Barner weighs in on the Bloggers Defence Fund, my coverage of industry events, and the $3.5 million lawsuit by Jon Hansen

October 29, 2015



Editor’s Note: In response to a $3.5 million lawsuit, late last week I officially launched the Bloggers Defence Fund. While I have just begun the process of reaching out to the community, I have received words of support from several people – including the message below from Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner. It was originally […]


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