Browsing All posts tagged under »PI Window on Business«

Host Jon Hansen: Master of Social Media Has Tricky Dick’s Kids in His Sights

February 8, 2011


NOTE: The following is a reprint of a feature post on the Blog Talk Radio blog regarding the PI Window on Business Show – thank you to the Network for such a nice write-up. Jon Hansen’s enthusiasm for BlogTalkRadio is, it seems safe to say, unrivaled among his fellow hosts. After all, he wrote the […]

25 Social Media Facts Every CEO “Must” Know Article is Interesting . . .

January 22, 2011


I recently read Pam Moore’s article “25 Facts Every CEO Must Know About Social Media in 2011,” and have a great deal of respect regarding her efforts to quantify that which for many in business, is still relatively speaking uncharted waters. In short, this ain’t the media world of our parents (or for me grandparents […]

Opening Keynote at the 2011 eWorld Purchasing & Supply Conference

January 20, 2011


It has just been confirmed today that I will be delivering the opening keynote at the 2011 eWorld Purchasing & Supply Conference on March 2nd in London. In addition to the opening oratory, I will of course be providing our usual Live Event Feed coverage from the venue itself (which this year is the prestigious […]

Is IACCM’s new socially interactive website a sign of an emerging threat to public social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook . . . Maybe!

January 19, 2011


We took the best from social network sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn and incorporated these features into the new socially interactive IACCM website . . . So commented Bob Emery, the General Manager, Marketing and Development for the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management “IACCM” during his Webinar tour of the exciting new […]

Is Fragmentation Undermining the Purchasing Profession: IACCM’s Tim Cummins Believes It Is

January 12, 2011


For groups like contract management and procurement, there are no universal standards of practice. Unlike fields such as medicine, engineering and the law, there is no firmly established professional ethic or body of knowledge. And without this, they can never achieve sustainable professional status. Fragmentation clearly works against establishing such standards and ultimately proves inefficient […]

From the American Express Study to The Usual Suspects and the Estimated Cost of Doing Government Business Amtower Delivers Powerful Insights

January 11, 2011


Besides referring to this current period in the above video as “one of the scariest times in recent memory” relative to being on the front lines of government procurement, Mark Amtower delivered a number of very interesting insights during this afternoon’s broadcast as he both explained and quantified the cost of pursuing business with the […]

2010 Will Be A Tough Year to Top . . .

January 8, 2011


Recently the good people at WordPress, who are the gracious hosts for the PI Social Media Network’s stable of blogs . . . I guess that stable would be the right word, provided a rather exceptional report on individual blog performances for the past year. This was a great service on a number of levels, […]

The Two New Books in 2011 That Will Forever Change Public Sector Procurement!

January 4, 2011


On the PI Window on Business’ second show back in April 2009 I welcomed along with McEvoy Galbraeth and Anne Phillips, Stephen Bauld who at the time was Vice President for the Ontario General Contractors Association and author of the books “Leadership Or The Lack Thereof” and “The Municipal Procurement Handbook (two editions).”  For those […]

When it absolutely, positively, has to be there overnight but . . .

December 7, 2010


Funny thing about the famous tag-line for Federal Express is that back in the early 80’s when it was first used, the thought of limited or reduced capacity was never even a question.  Back then we were more concerned with fuel shortages and the rising costs associated with what was called the second oil or […]

Coming in January 2011 The 49th Parallel Forum . . . Enter If You Dare!

December 2, 2010


  The 49th Parallel Forum is a 60 Minute Show on the Blog Talk Radio Network that will tackle head on the most thought-provoking and controversial topics of the day in which a viewpoint from an American perspective and a viewpoint from a Canadian perspective will be debated with A List guests from the world […]