9 Years Ago Today Procurement Insights Was Launched

Posted on May 19, 2016


It is funny how anniversaries can sneak up on you. Especially when you have been doing something you love for so long.

A few moments ago, a message from WordPress just popped up on my screen reminding me that 9 years ago today I launched the Procurement Insights blog.

9 years! . . . where does the time go.

I have come a long way since that first post which was aptly, if not creatively, titled “Welcome to procurement Insights.”

Beyond talking about the high rate of e-procurement initiative failures, and the then recent announcement by SAP indicating that they will be introducing a 90-Day E-Sourcing Trial for only $10K, the following excerpt from that first post speaks volumes:

“Through this “filter” (the Procurement Insights Blog) of collaborative dissemination it is my hope that all participants come away with something meaningful to their particular situation or circumstance.  Even if it is merely the ability to challenge one to think outside of the framework of ideas with which they are already most familiar.”

The ability to challenge the status quo, and to think outside of the framework of familiar thinking represented more than mere sentiments. It was my personal promise to you, my readers, that I wouldn’t back down from tackling the tough questions or covering the stories that others were reluctant to write about.

In other words . . . and yes I am a Trekkie . . . to boldly go where no blog has gone before!


On the bridge with my first officer (and daughter) at Comicon 2016

I truly hope that I have delivered on that promise, and that you have found my writing to be interesting, thought-provoking, beneficial and yes, even a little entertaining.

All I can say now is thank you for reading and here is to another 9 years.


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