Maybe 2013 was a good year for you, or you just could not wait for it to be over. Whatever it was, we need to say goodbye to 2013. It’s history. Gone now. Nothing more we can do about it.Continue reading
I am color blind, and happy about it. If you have been reading this blog then you would already have known know that from these earlier pieces I have written: “The Benefits of Color Blindness” and “Why We Disagree“.
It’s a challenge that I have learned to live with and overcome. In fact, I have learned to use it to my advantage, as a way to look at the world and see things that others might not.Continue reading
Elisha Graves was standing three floors above the crowd, on a platform suspended by ropes from above.
The crowd gasped as Elisha swiftly cut the ropes!Continue reading
First they ignore you, then laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
Every strategist I have talked to recently is talking about disruption.
“We need to disrupt the industry, our innovation program needs to identify disruptive products”, and so on.
So what does that really mean?Contin ue reading
How To Buy Your Way To Better Profits!
CEOs are becoming increasingly aware of the value a great procurement function can bring to their business. And report after report of massive cost reductions or improvements in quality and service, as well as faster time to market indicates that such interest is well warranted.
Great procurement organizations work collaboratively with other functions and with their suppliers to drive broad improvements in total costs. However, in order to be most effective these organizations are ensuring they have the best talent arrayed against each strategic segment of procurement expenditures, even if they have to outsource some portion of their function. The leading organizations also recognize that information is more important than organizational structure, thus their technology investments are focused and frequently deliver value upon implementation, unlike many other misguided procurement automation efforts. Finally, these groups recognize that they are unable to build a competitive business without competitive suppliers, and make every effort to ensure relationships are such that the total system wide cost are being reduced collaboratively, for in so doing, these partnerships can deliver the greatest improvements in procurement.Continue reading