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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 […]

World Cup issues – a procurement solution

Reading the revelations in the Sunday Times about the award of the World Cup to Qatar, I remembered writing a piece about it some time […]

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 […]

Leadership the Booby Moore way

This week saw the 20th anniversary of the death of Bobby Moore, England's 1966 World Cup football captain. He has been rightly held up to […]

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 […]

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 […]