Learning the power of why in business transformation. Providing business owners with three ways to optimise their business:
1) Ask why early
2) You cannot ask why too many times
3) Why is sometimes why not.
Procurement Perspective - Sweeping Water Uphill How quickly does time fly by? It is amazing to think that we are heading towards yet another Xmas! In the past years, I did not get too many opportunities to share updates with my contacts, clients and friends. However,...
Lessons learned from E-Estonia: Even Unicorns were Babies Once A while ago, I had the privilege to meet the Ambassador of Estonia, Andres Unga and listen to him deliver his keynote presentation at the WAITTA INCITE Innovation Excellence Lunch forum. Estonia went on...
Make Time for Meaningful Connection - Not Only During the Festive Season Do you still find time for meaningful connection? As 2017 is coming to an end and we are getting ready for the festive season, do you find it astounding how fast time flew by over the past year?...
Procurement Success - How Procurement Contributes to Building Business to last for Centuries Procurement success plays an important role in the success or failure of business. However, very often we measure "procurement success" with a very short stick to alleviate...
Vision: Practising to Fit the Pieces of the Puzzle Together Hundred and fifty four days of taking time to write my vision. Hundred and thirty three days more than the original twenty one days I had in mind. And still counting. Why? Well, in the beginning of 2017, I...
Leadership Qualities - Why Play Cat and Mouse with Business Success? Welcome to Ichiban's first newsletter of 2017. During January 2017, we focused on leadership qualities and improving capability. I am passionate about improving leadership in procurement and...
Procurement Performance and Crystal Balls As we are nearing the end of another year, some of us are lucky enough to take a break whilst others will keep working. Whatever you are doing during the last few weeks of 2016, my wish is that you will have a great time....
Has Inspiration Reached its Business Expiry Date ? I did a search on "inspiration in business" this morning. It is a question that I have been asking myself for a while now. How do people manage to find their inspiration while there is a constant threat of...
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