10th Annual IBX Purchasing Executive Summit Keynote Focuses on Social Media’s Influence on the Purchasing World

When I was asked to both speak at as well as moderate the 10th Annual IBX Purchasing Executive Summit in Stockholm in early October, it represented what is quickly becoming a busy fall speaking schedule that will also take me to places such as the United Kingdom and British Columbia. The focus of my Keynote … Continue reading

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Big Pharma and the Vested Human Revenue Stream

Last evening’s interview with our resident health expert Jeff Knott and NHPPA President Shawn Buckley provided a moment of epiphany that all shows strive to achieve but do not often attain. Given the complexity of the subject matter which centers around what some may consider to be the sensationalistic headline “Criminalizing the Sale of Natural … Continue reading

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August is SOAPBOX Month on the PI Window on Business

August is SOAPBOX month on the PI Window on Business. I am of course talking about Kimberlie Dykeman, and her acclaimed book PURE SOAPBOX as well as her SOAPBOX series of videos, in which she uses well-known quotes and aphorisms to engage and inspire readers and viewers alike. Called an “espresso shot for the heart,” … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s “sunset” lament: “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small!”

As I looked at the picture of Conrad Black arriving in a limo at a rented ocean side mansion in Palm Beach, Florida following his release from prison, I was immediately reminded of a line from the 1950 classic movie Sunset Blvd. when the iconic Norma Desmond reflecting on her career in silent pictures dismissed … Continue reading

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Europe seeks access to lucrative Canadian contracts (but what does it really mean to Canadian business?)

Meetings in Brussels between the EU and Canada this month ran longer than expected as negotiators considered allowing European bids for public works contracts in Canada worth an estimated $100 billion a year . . . European industry wants access to Canada’s regional and local public works contracts, from provincial energy infrastructure to municipal water … Continue reading

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She Says It’s Complicated: Women and Complex Relationships With Men

“I’ve been seeing a man for 4 months now. When we met, it was on a business trip and we instantly hit it off right away. Yes … he was wearing a wedding ring and at first I thought we might “just be friends,” but he quickly opened up and shared with me that he … Continue reading

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Criminalizing the Sale of Natural Health Products?

“Canada’s C-51 Law May Outlaw 60% of Natural Health Products; Big Pharma Pushing to Criminalize Supplements” Militant in tone, sensationalistic in advocacy and entertaining if not informative, NaturalNews.com headlines such as the one above can indeed grab your attention. But unlike the Orwellian society with an ever ominous, ever present big brother watching over our … Continue reading

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