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Per Angusta solves the procurement innovation puzzle- Interview with Pierre Lapree

Welcome to Thriving at the Crossroads Episode 11.   On today’s episode I am pleased to welcome Pierre Lapree from Per Angusta.  Per Angusta is a procurement start-up based in Lyon, France.  This is the first start-up from France I’ve had the opportunity to interview.  Pierre, tell me about the business problem Per Angusta [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:08-05:00 January 16th, 2017|

How I’ll help you innovate in 2017

“Technology is an agent of empowerment, not an antagonistic nuisance that must be adopted just because everyone else is doing it, with no real merit of itself.” Simona Pop, InstaSupply: In Business Relationships, It’s All About H2H (Human to Human) As a pragmatic learner, Simona’s comments resonate with me.  I’ve never been someone [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:08-05:00 January 9th, 2017|

TATC Ep 10- How I’ll help you innovate in 2017

Happy new year! Welcome to Thriving at the Crossroads Episode 10.  In today's episode I will talk about where we are headed with the show in 2017. Are you struggling with innovation, and how to apply lessons in innovation in practical ways? Listen to this episode to hear how I can help you be [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:08-05:00 January 9th, 2017|

Adopt these 5 behaviors to be more innovative in 2017

Fresh beginnings. New ideas. Fuel the innovation engine. In October, I started the Thriving at the Crossroads podcast.  From an outsiders viewpoint, let's face it - ERP is not the most glamorous job out there in IT.  When I tell people I work on ERP, often the question is "why?" On the surface, other areas [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:08-05:00 December 21st, 2016|

TATC-EP9 Adopt these 5 behaviors to be more innovative in 2017

Welcome to Thriving at the Crossroads Episode 9.  In the final episode of 2016, I reflect on lessons learned from the first 8 podcast guests on the show.  If you are reflecting on your 2016, and thinking about how to be more innovative in 2017, I share 5 behaviors for you to consider as [...]

By | 2016-12-19T05:01:01-05:00 December 19th, 2016|

Charity talk with John D. Scott, Elire

You work for Elire, a company with a mission to "...deliver success by efficiently implementing, integrating and upgrading your software investments in the following practices: Strategic Corporate Finance, Human Capital Management, Advanced Technology and Business Intelligence." Yet, I hear that it also places a high priority on non-profit support. Tell us about the charity project(s) [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:08-05:00 December 13th, 2016|

TATC Ep 8- Gain A Clearer View Toward Cross Process Optimization With Clear Software

Episode Summary On today's episode of Thriving at the Crossroads, I introduce Jon Gilman, Founder and CEO of Clear Software. Clear builds software to utilize on top of your existing systems to improve productivity 5X over current software.  It's time to re-imagine your user interfaces, and Clear has a great way to do this. More details [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:08-05:00 December 12th, 2016|

The rain for your content drought

by Amber Christian - full story found here ... I had no idea various journal editors would be watching my geeky little blog posts. And one-by-one they started contacting me, asking me to write for their journals or to guest blog for them. Me? Seriously? It was that fledgling step I took writing those first posts that gave [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:09-05:00 December 6th, 2016|

TATC Ep 7- Proactive Procurement Processing with InstaSupply

On today's episode of Thriving at the Crossroads, I introduce Simona Pop, Head of Partnerships & Global Communication at InstaSupply. InstaSupply digitizes procurement, leading to proactive procurement processes. More details on InstaSupply can be found here:https://instasupply.com/ In the second segment of the show- I will cover the non-technical guide to machine learning and artificial intelligence: https://medium.com/machine-learnings/a-humans-guide-to-machine-learning-e179f43b67a0#.ywod2v4tt [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:09-05:00 December 5th, 2016|

Analyze to Optimize

On page 74 in the October issue of AFP Exchange (page 76 in the online version) you will find Amber Christian's article that addresses 3 key challenges to working capital optimization. The key takeaways: Working capital optimization affects many business processes; it cannot thrive in a silo. Cross-functional teams provide a governance structure for your [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:09-05:00 November 30th, 2016|