The VA’s decision to turn its back on taxpayer savings reflects the same kind of self-serving focus of a Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae

The following is today’s post from the Procurement Insights Blog regarding the Veteran Administration’s decision to stop using purchasing technology that has delivered substantial savings to taxpayers. “Based on the memo, which was sent out Saturday afternoon, Frye wrote he was concerned about over-reliance on FedBid. He has anecdotal evidence that contracting officers are turning … Continue reading

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PI Social Media Network Tackles Diverse Issues through Blogs, Radio and Internet TV Shows

Like the ripple effect that occurs when you drop a pebble in the middle of a still water pond, the PI Social Media Network has grown from a single blog focusing on procurement in 2007 to 13 blogs, 4 radio shows and 1 fledgling Internet TV channel today. The obvious question, besides how I find … Continue reading

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The new PI Social Media Network Portal is fully operational now!

Check out the various posts, broadcasts and general news that is available through the PI Network’s blogs, radio and television shows in one convenient place without having to go to multiple sites. Jon Hansen, CEO The PI Social Media Network Reaching an estimated audience of more than 2 million people worldwide every month, The PI … Continue reading

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According to Citibank Survey 63% of small business owners do not believe that social networking sites are useful!

The following article was originally posted to the Procurement Insights Blog under the title Socialized Purchasing (Epilogue). Shel Israel, acclaimed author of the new book “Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods” on-demand interview now featured on Blog Talk Radio segment titled; We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Welcome to Twitterville and the New … Continue reading

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The dawn of a new era in blogging and blog sponsorship

I have said it many times before and will say it many, many more times in the future . . . I did not intentionally set out to build a social media network that would one day reach an audience of millions. In fact, the thought of expanding beyond the Procurement Insights Blog, which was … Continue reading

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2010 Will Be A Tough Year to Top . . .

Recently the good people at WordPress, who are the gracious hosts for the PI Social Media Network’s stable of blogs . . . I guess that stable would be the right word, provided a rather exceptional report on individual blog performances for the past year. This was a great service on a number of levels, … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just have to sit back and slide on the ice . . .

While most comments reflected a range of sentiments that recognized the key issues I was attempting to raise in relation to the myths behind a level playing field in terms of pursuing government contracts, there were as is sometimes the case extreme responses such as on from the UK which accused me of being a … Continue reading

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Stockholm Dispatch 1 – IBX Capgemeni Purchasing Executive Summit’s Theme of “Less Is More” Delivers a Powerful “More” in Terms of Understanding Purchasing’s True Reach

For complete coverage of the IBX Capgemini Summit visit the Event Page in the Procurement Insights Blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to have arrived in Stockholm a day early, (the site for the 10th Annual IBX Capgemeni Purchasing Executive Summit), for many reasons beyond the time it afforded me to take great pictures … Continue reading

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200 Shows on Blog Talk Radio: An Unplanned Milestone

Right off the bat you should know that prior to my first show on Blog Talk Radio “BTR” on March 26th, 2009 I had never hosted anything other than the occasional dinner party. I tell you this as a means of illustrating the fact that under the right circumstances and within the context of one’s … Continue reading

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According to the majority of thosed who responded to poll, transparency and government are anything but synonymous

With the 3rd Annual Business of Government Summit, which is focused on the central theme “Building a Transparent, Collaborative and High-Performance Government Capable of Addressing the Challenges of the 21st Century” scheduled for the end of the month, the PI Window on Business decided to take the question of transparency to the marketplace. Specifically, we … Continue reading

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