This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: How to Become Insanely Well-Connected

By May 5, 2017 February 23rd, 2020 No Comments

Today’s “must read” is an article that is not actually directly related to procurement, but is on a topic that is so important to growing our careers – our ability to network.

On leaving the comfort of a stable job and jumping into procurement entrepreneurship, I read the articles, and nodded to the advice I was given about how powerful building out my network would be. However, it wasn’t until the rubber hit the road that I really realized HOW critical this is, and it is the one thing more than any other that I have really invested time in over the past 18 months.

In this article, venture capitalist Chris Fralic shares his seven rules for making memorable connections.

A venture capitalist explains how to become insanely well-connected | Chris Fralic, First Round


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OTHER INTERESTING ARTICLES

Contract negotiations – how to avoid the email trap and win | Tiffany Kemp, Devant Limited

The Future of Work, Yesterday: Reflections from the Beeline/IQN Customer Conference | Andrew Karpie, Spend Matters

Brewing up supplier innovations | David Rae, SEIC Procurement Leaders

One Skill To Rule Them All | Procurious

How to ‘right-size’ a company’s procurement value | Conrad Smith, Adobe

So You Want to Go Into Procurement Consulting: 3 Areas to Consider | Rebecca Karp, Sourcing Synergies

Taking Responsibility – Leading in Indirect Procurement | Pauline King, Rapid Results Procurement


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PROCUREMENT & SERVICE PROVIDER NEWS

The Story Behind the Numbers: the April 2017 ISM-New York Report on Business | Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point


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@ THE ART OF PROCUREMENT

Podcast: Self-Service Sourcing: An Opportunity or Threat for Procurement? w/ Shaz Khan


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OTHER

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions | Alina Dizik, BBC