I was thrilled to learn that Supply and Demand Chain Executive has selected me as a “Pro to Know” for 2006. Some might view this honor as sufficient evidence that the magazine has lowered its standards. Others might think that it signals their prescience about the emerging influence of the blogosphere. But regardless, it's good to know that the traditional media recognizes the contribution that blogs can bring. I view my work at Spend Matters as a complement to the trade and business publications that cover Spend Management.