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
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
PROCUREMENT & SERVICE PROVIDER NEWS
The Story Behind the Numbers: the April 2017 ISM-New York Report on Business | Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point
@ THE ART OF PROCUREMENT
The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions | Alina Dizik, BBC