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Why is SciQuest afraid to go to court?

May 31, 2016

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If I had accused someone of saying something about me that wasn’t true, and I went through the process of suing them for libel, I would want to have my day in court. I would want to present my evidence to clearly show that what the person had said was wrong. In short, I would want […]

The Howard Stern Effect: IACCM attendees either loved us or hated us . . . likely for the same reason

May 23, 2016

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This morning Kelly Barner and I received the feedback from those who attended our IACCM webinar last week. The webinar, which was highly interactive, was based on three of the more pressing questions we had raised in our book Procurement At A Crossroads. Here are the results:   From my perspective, these are great responses […]

Has the Theranos shoe finally dropped, and what it means to procurement

May 19, 2016

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For anyone who has read my recent series on the Theranos scandal and the lack of objective coverage provided by the Silicon Valley media, you know that I firmly believe that our industry is vulnerable to a similar scenario. By the way, you can access the Theranos and Procurement post archive through the following link; https://procureinsights.wordpress.com/theranos-and-procurement/ The […]

9 Years Ago Today Procurement Insights Was Launched

May 19, 2016

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It is funny how anniversaries can sneak up on you. Especially when you have been doing something you love for so long. A few moments ago, a message from WordPress just popped up on my screen reminding me that 9 years ago today I launched the Procurement Insights blog. 9 years! . . . where does […]

Wake Forest hypothetical purchasing scenario: What Would You Do?

May 13, 2016

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The thing I love about Twitter is that when your account is properly set-up – specifically, when you are connected to the right people and the right people are connected to you – some pretty interesting links cross your path. For example, take the above Tweet asking for 5 minutes of my time to do […]

Seary Interview: A energized mix of Python humor with 60 Minutes Insights

May 11, 2016

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I just finished my interview with Procurious’ Tania Seary and all I am going to say is that it was an energized mix of Python humor and 60 Minutes insights. Maybe next time we will reverse roles, with Tania playing host and me as her guest. You just never know. In the meantime, click on the […]

Do those in the media really compete with solution providers for practioner attention?

May 10, 2016

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“The procurement media… now there is an interesting group . . . In some ways, we’re competing with solution providers for practitioner attention . . .” Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point The above is an excerpt of a comment that Kelly Barner made regarding my last post Theranos and procurement continued . . .. As I had indicated […]

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