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  • 4 Reasons You Should Never Date a Procurement Professional

    Life & Style | by Hugo Britt on 22/02/2018 12:41 | 2 comments |

    She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s cute – but she works in procurement?! No, thanks! Here’s why you should never, EVER, go out with a procurement pro. “Psst – hey. Hey, bro. I heard you’ve got a thing for Jenny on the third floor?” “Yeah, man – we’re going out to dinner tonight. First date!” “Dude….

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  • Welcome to the Most Miserable Day of the Year

    Life & Style | by Procurious HQ on 15/01/2018 05:11 | 0 comments |

    Feeling down? You’re not alone! Today is Blue Monday, a date widely claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept of the most miserable day of the year was first publicised back in 2005, dreamt up by a public relations agency on behalf of holiday company Sky Travel. Put simply, the…

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  • How The Robots (Nearly) Stole Christmas

    Life & Style | by Hugo Britt on 21/12/2017 12:01 | 0 comments |

    “Every Who down in Whoville liked working, a lot … until one day The Boss met a clever robot.” Continuing the tradition of a festive poem in the run-up to Christmas, check out this modern retelling of The Grinch from Procurious’ Content Director, Hugo Britt.  Every Who down in Whoville liked working, a lot… until…

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  • Christmas Supply Chains and Fist Fights in the Toy Aisles

    Life & Style | by Procurious HQ on 18/12/2017 02:06 | 0 comments |

    Do you remember the Tickle-Me-Elmo War of 1996? What about the Cabbage Patch Kid Riots of 1983? No amount of long-term forecasting can prepare manufacturers and retailers for the moment a product becomes the “must-have” toy of the season. Robert Waller, a clerk at a Canadian Wal-Mart, told a harrowing tale about toy-mania in an…

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  • Meet the James Bond of Procurement

    Life & Style | by Procurious HQ on 01/12/2017 01:09 | 1 comment |

    Looking for some holiday reading? We review Christopher Hepworth’s “The Last Oracle”, a fast-paced thriller starring Sam Jardine, the world’s greatest negotiator – and a procurement professional! As a series of bizarre climate-related events occur across our planet, it seems the world is edging towards a catastrophic tipping point. Rex Daingerfield is the owner of…

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  • Micro-inequities Add Up

    Life & Style | by Tom Verghese on 27/10/2017 01:18 | 0 comments

    How often do you a halt a conversation, mid-flow to check your phone or reply to a text message? Ever thought about how actions like this impact the people around you? Tom Verghese explains micro-inequities.  Let me ask you this question, how many of you have experienced one or more of the following scenarios: You’re…

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  • Sprinting Outside Your Comfort Zone

    Life & Style | by Procurious HQ on 19/10/2017 12:30 | 1 comment

    When ultra-athlete, World Vision Ambassador and Melbourne Big Ideas Summit speaker Samantha Gash ran 3253 kilometres across India in scorching heat and punishing humidity, she discovered that even best-laid plans will always go awry. But, as she tells Procurious, any challenge can be overcome by adapting your plan, recalibrating and moving forward.    Hear Samantha Gash LIVE…

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