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It is time for procurement to come of age by Jon Hansen

August 20, 2015

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“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” On August 31st this year, we will no longer be accepting new service provider sponsors for the Procurement Insights and Procurement Insights European Union […]

Is The Busch Era Coming To An End . . . Should It Have Started In The First Place? by Jon Hansen

August 14, 2015

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You know how they say that a picture is worth a thousand words? Well as it turns out – at least in the case of Jason Busch, a resume also speaks volumes. Before I share with you the results of my research, I am going to pose the following question; if someone has never actually […]

Weinberger HBR article overthinks the solutions to paid content challenges by Jon Hansen

August 13, 2015

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In his July 22nd, 2013 Harvard Business Review article “The Ethics of Using Paid Content in Journalism“, David Weinberger talks about a paper that in my opinion unnecessarily complicates the challenges associated with what is or is not acceptable, in terms of paid content or native advertising. I am not suggesting that his text is in and of […]

The Other Side of Grimm by Jon Hansen

May 20, 2015

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A colleague recently asked me the following question; will those who oppose NIGP’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm be annoyed because my coverage may not have demonized him as they had hoped? It is an interesting query on many levels. To start, I think it is safe to say that this story overall is frustrating to many regardless of […]

Jumping Down The #CodeGate Rabbit Holes by Jon Hansen

May 14, 2015

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“In a fall down the rabbit hole, an individual sets off on the path with a goal, gets sidetracked by various events and changes direction several times along the way, eventually ending up somewhere unexpected, typically without having satisfied the original purpose of the quest. Nevertheless, the path often leads to serendipitous discoveries. Furthermore, according to […]

What’s Good For The (CSCMP CEO) Goose Isn’t Good For The (NIGP CEO) Gander? by Jon Hansen

May 7, 2015

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Have you ever taken something one step further than planned, and in doing so opened up the possibility for an entirely new and unanticipated take on the world? So here I find myself, as part of my NIGP investigation into the reported avarice of its CEO Rick Grimm, looking into the financials of nonprofit organizations. By […]

Still Waters Run Deep: A Profile of cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali by Jon Hansen

May 5, 2015

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One of the most exciting elements of Procurement Insights’ New Wave Companies Program, is that it does not provide an expansive list of vendors or, attempt to fall back on the familiar features, functions, benefits framework of the past.  Let’s face it, the myriad of lists and quadrants over the years have done little in […]

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