Are You Kept Awake at Night by the Issue of Cost Control?

As a CEO, you’re naturally juggling a number of hats, responsibilities and pressures, so the last thing you need to be faced with is a poorly performing Procurement function. So if cost control is keeping you awake at night, perhaps it’s time to consider how effective...

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Comment on The Economist Online: “A Sub-Saharan Spring?”

Oliver August’s piece, “A Sub-Saharan Spring?”, centred on the identical premise I proffered in two recent articles – “A Rising Africa!” in New African, Nov. 2011, and “African Renaissance” in Corporate Africa, June 2011. Oliver appears to share my view that the...

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Summary Profile Feature

Supply Management magazine asked to do a brief profile of me, including a few tips I could share from my experience for others wanting to shape their career destiny. Read the summary profile feature and career tips here.

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Have You Found Your ‘L’ Spot?

Something is afoot in the business world. Over the last year or so I have noticed an ever- increasing number of companies claiming to operate “LEAN”. Some even have ‘LEAN implementation’ as one of their strategic objectives. This trend can be seen even in the jobs...

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The Truth About Congo

The on-going violence and consequent human crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has had extensive news coverage. But the news reports don’t really tell the true story. They highlight the plight of the Congolese people and blame the rebel Tutsi militia, led...

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