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James Marland

The highest price ever paid for a painting was exceeded this week, but how does any buyer know exactly what they are getting? The big question of the week: is this painting by Leonardo da

James Marland was the host at SAPAriba’s recent Future of Procurement conference at the Royal College of Physicians, London. I gave up Biology for Greek at aged 13, so the professionals I welcomed were not

Vanilla is the default choice when choosing ice cream. But Vanilla itself is a critical ingredient, and standard simplistic supplier management may not be enough for your business. Madagascar produces 80 percent of the world’s

At SAPPHIRE NOW last week, Bill McDermott invited Michael Dell on stage to talk about Digital transformation. Michael used an interesting expression, saying that there was a “Cambrian Explosion of Opportunity” in front of companies

Look carefully at your old business cards; they tell the story of an increasingly digital world. When I got new business cards through the years, I always kept one and flung it in the back

I have to confess, I am excited about the Olympics which start tonight, especially as I have tickets for the Athletics including the Sprint Relays. There’s something exciting about the skill and drama of exchanging

The classic, Don Quixote is reckoned to be the first modern novel, and was written by Miguel de Cervantes, a Madrid resident. He had the misfortune to die in the same year as Shakespeare, so

It’s great to have an extra day every 1461 days, but business moves fast now, how could you get more additional days? Today’s date, February 29th always makes me smile. Imagine being the guy who

Everyone is looking to take paper out of their business. Even the latest version of Monopoly now has gone digital. According to this article Hasbro has introduced a version of Monopoly that eliminates cash by

The old matchmakers of tradeshows, print advertising, fliers and cold calls are as old fashioned as a tea dance in the era of Snapchat. Find your next Business Partner on-line. Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a