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Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 4: Rosslyn Analytics Adaptive Intelligence Reflects Scientific Principles

October 31, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post, over the next week I will be sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 4 with 7,607 reads, was written on January 27th, 2010.  What makes the ranking of this post interesting is that […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 5: How Vulnerable Are We To A Cyberattack?

October 29, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post, over the next week I will be sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 5 with 6,195 reads, was written on April 18th, 2010 as a follow-up to my interview with Richard Stiennon.  Stiennon, […]

The First Procurement Insights Post . . . Five Years Later Were My Observations Right?

October 26, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we quickly approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post – we are with today’s submission at 995, I thought that I would share with you the very first post from May 18th, 2007. The topic that I tackled was the movement away from ERP/IT-centric e-procurement initiatives and the effect on buyers, sellers […]

As I approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post the question remains . . . why blog?

October 25, 2012

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1,000 blog posts . . . well actually as of right now and excluding today’s post, 993. When I started the Procurement Insights blog back in May 2007 I never had what you would say a grand plan.  Seth Godin once said that he blogs because he can think of no other medium through which […]

Women in Business Series: Persuasion, Influence and Authenticity – Are Women More Genuine Than Men?

October 23, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of a post from Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader blog.  Given your response to my post Gender issues in buyer-seller relationships: does gender matter in purchasing?, I thought that you might find this to be an interesting read. In his book titled “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” Dr. Robert […]

Hope Is Not A Strategy For Advancing Your Procurement Career By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

October 22, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. As I am writing this, we are approaching the presidential elections here in the USA.  This period, which recurs every four years, […]

Managing Procurement’s ‘Optics’ by Kelly Barner

October 15, 2012

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If you live in the United States, you can’t get away from coverage of the coming presidential election. Regardless of which candidate you identify with, or if you are one of the few remaining undecideds, you are concerned with three things: what your candidate promises to do, what the other candidate promises to do, and […]

Lessons for public procurement of innovation from the UK’s latest difficulty with the privatized rail sector? by Dr. John Rigby

October 11, 2012

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Those looking at the news in the UK over the last week can’t have missed the stories about the award of the latest rail franchise to run the West Coast Main Line, the railway line connecting London with the Midlands, the North West of England and Scotland, and the legal challenge mounted by Virgin against […]

Have you overstayed your welcome with your present employer?

October 2, 2012

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Editor’s Note: Great post from Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader Blog. The other day I read an article in Forbes by Paolina Milana titled “5 Signs it’s Time to Leave Your Company.” It was an interesting piece in that it talked about the need to read the signs as it relates to whether or not […]

Is It Possible To Break Into Procurement Without Procurement Experience? (Part 2) by Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

October 1, 2012

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Editor’s Note:  Charles is founder, president and chief procurement officer of Next Level Purchasing, which offers the SPSM (Senior Professional in Supply Management) Certification. Be sure to check out Charles’ Purchasing Certification Blog. In Part I of this article, I addressed the common question of “Can I break into procurement without having had any procurement […]

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