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

August 13, 2015


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 […]

Where is procurement headed in the 21st Century . . . the answer can be found in a ketchup bottle by Jon Hansen

May 29, 2014


I have to say that I have moderated and/or hosted everything from conferences to webinars, and of course my show on Blog Talk Radio – which will soon air its 900th episode. All of them by and large have been fun and for the most part, memorable for different reasons.  Being the moderator/host for today’s […]

Procurement’s Top 30 Under 30 and Proxima Webinar on HBR Article highlight a busy week by Jon Hansen

May 27, 2014


The next couple of days are going to be both busy and interesting. On Thursday I am serving as moderator for the Proxima Webinar that will welcome an international guest panel to discuss the recent Harvard Business Review article that was written by the company’s CEO Matthew Eatough titled “Leaders Can No Longer Afford to […]

The more things change, the more they stay the same . . . at least in the world of procurement by Jon Hansen

April 25, 2014


I doubt that when French novelist Alphonse Karr coined the phase the more things change, the more they stay the same, he was thinking about procurement.  Based upon a March 27th, 2014 Harvard Business Review article by Proxima CEO Matthew Eatough, Karr would not be unique in this regard.  In fact if you accept the […]

Demands of Collaborative Supply Management Thin the Field by Kelly Barner

August 7, 2013


Qualified sales people are in short supply. In a July 22nd article in the USA Today (Sales Rep Wanted: Inquire Anyplace), Paul Davidson wrote that “As the economy picks up, employers are facing a shortage of qualified sales associates and managers that’s hampering revenue growth.” According to Manpower’s annual talent shortage survey, ‘sales representative’ will […]

21st Century Governance Principles Network Update

March 17, 2009


Since launching the 21st Century Governance Principles knowledge sharing network last month on both LinkedIn and Ecademy, there has been insightful and thought provoking discussions and news. Highlights include: CSF Thought Leader Jack Rockart joins 21st Century LinkedIn Chapter Jack Rockart, who is a Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School, has been credited […]

Six Sigma Relevancy Question and Corresponding White Paper Continues to Stimulate “Active” Debate

February 11, 2009


In my previous post, I talked about the potential impact that a particular article or paper might have in terms of stimulating readership discussion.     It seems that the subject of Six Sigma, Lean and similar-type program effectiveness is a hot button.  Perhaps it is a result of the tough economic times, which can cause […]