Change management and ADKAR, and is 42 the new 60 in procurement leadership roles?

Happy almost-holidays from frigidly cold Chicago! Here's what's up on Spend Matters US this week:

Thomas Kase wonders: How will Nelson Mandela's death affect South African politics, business, and the procurement sector?

Jason Busch rounds out his list of what he sees as the top 10 technology trends in public sector procurement.

CPOs are getting younger. Regular Spend Matters guest contributor David Wyld asks: is 42 the new 60 in procurement?

On PRO, Pierre Mitchell talks change management and ADKAR (we love a good acronym).

Here are some lessons learned from the environmentally sustainable supply chains summit recently held at MIT.

Also, here's a head's up for planning into the new year. We'd love to have you join us for the following webinar:

Cloud Procurement Bill of Rights: The Right to Savings, Security, and Selection

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

9-10am Central

who_is_william_onyeabor_album_coverThis week in music: I cannot stop listening to Nigerian funk artist William Onyeabar's box set Who is William Onyeabar. I think The Guardian's Alexis Petridis sums it up best when he says "there's not a lot I can compare it to, though I have to admit that my record collection isn't exactly awash with examples of late 70's/early 80's Nigerian electrofunk." Check out the track Good Name. It's infectious.


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