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 … Continue reading Welcome to the Most Miserable Day of the Year
“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 … Continue reading How The Robots (Nearly) Stole Christmas
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 … Continue reading Christmas Supply Chains and Fist Fights in the Toy Aisles
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 … Continue reading Meet the James Bond of Procurement
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 … Continue reading Micro-inequities Add Up
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 … Continue reading Sprinting Outside Your Comfort Zone
It’s the same story around the globe. Paid annual leave is yours for the taking but you never quite get round to using it…We need to shake up our priorities! Our webinar, Out of Office: Your Career Break (Through), takes place at 1pm on 10th August 2017. Register your attendance for FREE here. Years ago, there … Continue reading Annual Leave: Make Sure You Seize The Days!