• A Walk in the Clouds

    April 21, 2010

    A Walk in the Clouds

    As I write this, I wish I was in the clouds, literally. But I am not, still grounded in Italy by the volcanic ash clouds of Eyjafjallajökull (what a nice... 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

  • Spend Analysis, Italian Style

    April 16, 2010

    Spend Analysis, Italian Style

    We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming…. Two of my favorite things: (1) waking up in Italy and (2) talking about spend analysis. Despite my 90-year old Nonna’s... Read more

  • ePayables: The Digital Difference Webinar

    March 22, 2010

    ePayables: The Digital Difference Webinar

    A deficient accounts payable function creates problems for procurement and the CPO. AP departments that lack technology, centralization of oversight, and visibility negatively impact procurement processes and performance. A discussion... Read more

  • On the Bubble

    March 15, 2010

    On the Bubble

    March Madness is upon us. The NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Tournament kicks off this week with a field of the top 64 65 teams taking to the courts... Read more

  • Five Forces in Business Travel

    March 1, 2010

    Five Forces in Business Travel

    The Masters Program in partnership with The National Business Travel Association, was held last month in Washington D.C., and by my estimation delivered on its promise to deliver an event... Read more

  • Proof: eAuctions are NOT Evil

    February 26, 2010

    Proof: eAuctions are NOT Evil

    Hypothesis: eAuctions (and eSourcing) are not evil. Proof: I. Google’s Code of Conduct states in its Preface: “Don’t be evil.” Googlers generally apply those words to how we serve our... Read more

  • E-Payment Networks: A Best-in-Class Solution for Buyers and Suppliers

    February 22, 2010

    E-Payment Networks: A Best-in-Class Solution for Buyers and Suppliers

    As I noted in my 10 for 2010: Predictions for the New Decade article, “The supplier and payment networks that quickly adopt Web 2.0 capabilities and lead the way on... Read more

  • Swifter, Higher, Stronger

    February 12, 2010

    Swifter, Higher, Stronger

    The 2010 Winter Olympics begin tonight with more than 2,600 athletes from 83 countries traveling to Vancouver to compete in 86 events over the next 17 days. Many Olympians will... Read more

  • Business Travel Fusion

    February 10, 2010

    Business Travel Fusion

    According to Wikipedia, nuclear fusion “is the process by which multiple like-charged atomic nuclei join together to form a heavier nucleus.” At its aptly named user conference (Concur Fusion) held... Read more

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