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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 […]

Theranos and procurement continued . . .

May 9, 2016

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“whose best interest does the procurement industry press serve . . . the solution providers or the procurement professional? You cannot serve both.” Or here’s another way to look at the dynamics of such relationships: “whose best interests do procurement professionals serve . . . the suppliers who serve our business customers, or our business […]

Referring to themselves as the last of the great independents, Zycus call was unexpected and interesting

January 26, 2016

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I must admit that I was a little surprised when I received an e-mail from Zycus indicating that they wanted to talk with me to provide an update on their company. It is not because I am not a good conversationalist. I think that I can be an interesting, delightful, and perhaps even entertaining contributor to any […]

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

November 25, 2015

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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Should Vendor Executives Be Held Personally Liable For Failed Implementations? by Jon Hansen

October 13, 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.” Putting aside everything else pertaining to this story, including my belief that what we are now witnessing could very well be the […]