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The Future Of Procurement: Why It Took Two Surveys To Get The Whole Story

The Future Of Procurement: Why It Took Two Surveys To Get The Whole Story

People have been talking about the ways procurement must change for so long now that the predictions and prescriptions have become familiar.
A Cyberpunk Novelist, An Editor, And A Chief Procurement Officer Walk Into A Bar...

A Cyberpunk Novelist, An Editor, And A Chief Procurement Officer Walk Into A Bar…

The most valuable procurement organizations already inhabit this highly-evolved future. Find out what it is before it's too late for your business.
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Unlocking The Cloud [VIDEO]

This short video provides an overview of our research program and key findings.
Oxford Economics Survey Completed

Oxford Economics Survey Completed

The Oxford Economics survey is completed and we are busy analyzing the data. This global survey of 200 senior business and IT executives was conducted in December 2012, concluding in early January 2013

Amazon, Apple, And Externalities

There’s much to chew on in this Bezos v. Jobs article, including the theme we hit on earlier this week — the importance of leadership. But I was once again fascinated by the way forces outside the control of...

Take It From the Top

On the people front, the behavior of leaders matters—big time…Innovators ask provocative questions that challenge the status quo. They observe the world like anthropologists to detect new ways of doing things. They network with people who don’t look or...
Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping

It was a busy weekend for news here in North Carolina, with the Democratic National Convention getting ready to start in Charlotte, college football kicking off across the state, Labor Day sales and activities, and of course the usual...

What Does “Innovation” Mean?

“The iPad is about as innovative as the toaster.” We take an expansive view of innovation at this blog, and even the more tightly-focused survey and reports at the core of our project are built on the idea that...