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 […]

Mickey North Rizza v. Thomas Kase

May 3, 2017

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Some of the people who have been following the #coupakase story had observed that while Thomas Kase’s move to Coupa isn’t as noteworthy as when Mickey North Rizza jumped to Bravo, they are in agreement that the optics are an issue. I would agree with this assessment from the standpoint of poor optics. However, for […]

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What is good for the Theranos goose is not for the procurement gander

May 2, 2017

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Short and sweet . . . When I posted the following poll as part of my coverage of the Theranos story asking if procurement needs or deserves independent media coverage, the results were 80 percent Yes, and 20 percent No. This lined up with what Kelly Barner and I found when we posed the question “does […]

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

May 1, 2017

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