• Search & Engage: Ron Carcamo, Yahoo!’s CPO (Pt. 1)

    June 1, 2010

    Search & Engage: Ron Carcamo, Yahoo!’s CPO (Pt. 1)

    Two months after our formal launch at CPO Rising and things are really starting to heat up. (1) Thank you for your time and interest in support of the site;... Read more

  • Embedded

    May 26, 2010


    At several of the events that I have spoken at in April and May, my presentation theme has paralleled one of the 10 or 2010 articles written to kick off... Read more

  • Send a Lieutenant

    May 19, 2010

    Send a Lieutenant

    Ok, Vista sucks. That little fact spawned a cottage industry and helped juice many a blog’s traffic stats along the way (Please note: if you’re some random Vista-hating surfer, this... Read more

  • Bring a Lieutenant

    May 18, 2010

    Bring a Lieutenant

    I caught up with a top Chief Procurement Officer and friend the other day. In our chat, we touched upon a whole host of topics and he’s now checking with... Read more

  • Cross Pollination

    May 5, 2010

    Cross Pollination

    I had an interesting call on Monday with two recent grads from a top-tier Supply Chain program that are now both part of a global supply chain rotation program at... Read more

  • Planes, Trains, and (Auto)-Mobility

    April 19, 2010

    Planes, Trains, and (Auto)-Mobility

    After the breakup of The Sugarcubes, I was pretty sure that nothing that ever happened in Iceland would have a big impact on my life. I was wrong. Curses, Eyjafjallajökull!!!... Read more

  • Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 3)

    April 12, 2010

    Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 3)

    Today we conclude a series of articles (found here, here, and here) on Supplier Innovation. At the core, competitive advantage is built upon a foundation of enterprise partnerships with customers... Read more

  • Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 2)

    April 9, 2010

    Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 2)

    Earlier this week, I discussed the opportunity to promote innovation by working with smaller suppliers and presented a successful case study of Kellogg’s development of supplier innovation program. Today, I... Read more

  • Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 1)

    April 7, 2010

    Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 1)

    On Monday, I made the case that “targeted bets on some smaller suppliers can help enterprises find that next big (or key incremental) innovation.” Today we’ll look at how procurement... Read more

  • A Cinderella Story

    April 5, 2010

    A Cinderella Story

    Everyone loves an underdog. Tonight at 9:21 pm ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis, Butler University tips off against Duke University in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship... Read more

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