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Procuring procurement talent.

Skills and talent: sourcing, retaining and cultivating the best -- An area of huge importance to procurement is that of talent management and retention, and a recent conversation I had with a senior procurement executive provided a useful insight into the strategies he is using to find and keep good talent.

Some initial Emptoris Empower responses.

Emptoris Empower: procurement's moments of engagement -- Having just stepped away from the buzzing discussions following the first speaker session at Emptoris' Empower conference in Boston, there was one thing everyone I spoke to agreed on: Geoffrey Moore, author of "Crossing the Chasm" and MD of TCG Advisors knows how to get people excited about technology.

US hegemony is declining?

US 'sees world influence declining' amid economic woe -- There has been a sharp rise in the number of Americans who believe the US role as a world leader is on the decline, a survey suggests. The proportion of those saying the US is playing a less pow¬erful global role than 10 years ago has risen from 17% in 2002 to 37%, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs said.

Sheena Moore

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