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Former Coupa VP of Product Management reaches out to talk about his new company

April 17, 2016

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This weekend, the Chief Commercial Officer from POOL4TOOL, Roger Blumberg, reached out to me through LinkedIn to ask if I was familiar with his company. In what turned out to be an impromptu electronic dialogue, it is amazing what you can learn with a few short keystrokes and the right questions. Rather than focusing on the […]

Reader backlash leads to a new cover design for our book Procurement At A Crossroads

March 7, 2016

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Maybe my mother was wrong? But she couldn’t be! I mean she always said that everyone liked me! Have I been living under the false premise of a mother’s biased and blinded love? Oh well . . . at least the Easter bunny is still real . . . right? Okay, so what is this all […]

No Deal: Why The Procurement World Has Gone Silent

February 17, 2016

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“Oh, gotcha. But are the deals not happening or are they just not being announced? With SaaS, you can switch so easily, so why would you bother announcing who you’ve implemented this year/month/week? I think ease of switching has made win news go the way of press releases. It would be like announcing where you decided […]

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

November 4, 2015

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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

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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 […]

Ask the Expert – Nine questions critical to the future of procurement WEBINAR

September 9, 2015

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Thursday 17th September 2015 – 4:00 PM London, 11:00 AM New York, 11:00 PM Singapore Jon Hansen and Kelly Barner are the co-authors of ‘Procurement at a Crossroads: Career Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry’ (November 2015) takes a close look at the field of procurement during a time of extraordinary transition. In the book, the […]

What does “Covering The Procurement World” really mean? by Jon Hansen

June 14, 2015

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In the 6th chapter of our upcoming book, Kelly Barner and I assess the effectiveness of the media in covering the procurement world. Titled “The Media and Procurement: Are We Really Covered?,” we open the chapter with the following; “I am hard pressed to understand the reasons why industry blogger and analyst coverage of the Periscope acquisition of BidSync […]

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