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Down the Procurement Pub with Cloudbuy, women’s rugby, dodgy charities and Vampire Weekend

Down the procurement golf club this week, with my first round for about 8 years. Should I take it up again? I don’t know. It […]

Buying Corporate Hospitality – what is a good price? The World Cup causes pricing chaos

We wrote recently about the economic effect of England's early exit from the World Cup. What no-one really expected was that we would be eliminated before the […]

Do we perform better when we’re relaxed or nervous – a World Cup related thought

Do people perform better when they're somewhat anxious or nervous? Or are they likely to be more effective when they're more relaxed? That's a question […]

Ryder Cup contracts advertised on Public Contracts Scotland website

Over the next week or so, we’re featuring some of our attempts at humour from 2013. And as well as the World Cup to look […]

Alex Ferguson – lessons in talent management and succession planning

(This post, written by Gert van der Heijden, was first published in Dutch on our Spend Matters Netherlands site. ) Last week Alex Ferguson, the […]

Golf News – Ryder Cup contracts advertised on Public Contracts Scotland website

We were excited to see that contracts for golf’s 2014 Ryder Cup, to be held in Scotland, at Gleneagles, will be advertised soon. As the […]

Procurement News from the US – Weekly Round-Up

Coupa made a big announcement! Coupa Adds $22 million to War Chest, Shares Strategic Direction (Part 1) -- Earlier today, Coupa (the fastest growing eProcurement […]

The Dark Side of the Olympics (part 2) – Exclusive! Corporate Hospitality goes for Gold

It’s started. The corporate hospitality invitations to people in positions of serious influence and power – and to the odd procurement director as well when […]

The Dark Side of the Olympics (Part 1) – Hotel Buyers Beware!

We featured a few weeks ago the fees that the Olympic Delivery Authority paid to CLM, the Olympic “delivery partner” who actually did a large […]

More on commodity buying, Black Swans and 300 yard slices…

We’re coming back to Bubba Watson, Betfair and commodity hedging today. We gave the general warning yesterday that commodity trading is not for the faint […]