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Innovation is good…

Posted on 11/05/2020 by Dave Taylor

But the old ways sometimes work best There’s a lot of talk about disruption these days. It’s a trendy buzzword, and disrupting an industry somehow has become synonymous with “bringing benefits.” That’s an interesting turn of events, as disruption has rarely had good connotations in the past. However, there’s a lot to be said for…

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Say hello to my little friend (from procurement)

Posted on 16/04/2020 by Dave Taylor

When you work in a large corporation, especially if you’re in a service function like marketing, communications, or HR, procurement often isn’t really your friend. They’re the smooth-faced bureaucrats who sit in their offices, rejecting your requests to spend money on what you absolutely need. It’s frustrating, it’s annoying, and it always seems to get…

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Procurement in a time of panic

Posted on 03/04/2020 by Dave Taylor

Or perhaps I should say, a time of pandemic. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has spread around the world, killing thousands and sickening tens of thousands more. More than that, it’s caused industry shutdowns, panic buying, and shortages of products ranging from critical medical supplies to toilet paper – and it’s showing no signs of slowing…

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Finding your edge in ad-hoc city

Posted on 05/03/2020 by Dave Taylor

So, you have your own project – a fast-paced startup that’s beginning to scale. It’s your baby, and you work day and night to push it forward – product development, investor meetings, hustle hustle hustle… no time to plan, just moving fast and making things up as you go along.  It’s a recipe for success,…

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