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We had mentioned the introduction of alternative mechanisms of trade and specifically bitcoins in a previous blog (Read it here). They have been in the headlines recently and you should be aware of bitcoins and their impact. In July 2010, a bitcoin was worth about 1 cent – a few days ago, it was valued as high as $147 and the total value of all bitcoins has exceeded a billion dollars!! It is now being compared to the historic tulip bubble in Holland.

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The Mpower Group is excited to announce it’s COO, Anne Kohler, have been featured in Supply & Demand Chain  Executive’s article “Top Female Supply Chain Executives Lead the Way for Global Success”. Anne Kohler, Founding Partner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Mpower Group As supply chain organizations are…

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Dalip Raheja (President and CEO) and Anne Kohler (EVP and COO) have been honored by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as 2013 Provider Pros to Know. This is the 8th  time Anne and Dalip have been listed.  The Providers Pros to Know list includes individuals from software…

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I recently read a Forbes’ article, “America’s Most Disliked Athletes”, after reading this I came away disillusioned with people we put on pedestals. I am one of those “baby boomers” who continues to shake his head upon hearing of so many “admired” sports heroes who have fallen from grace. Just in the last few years we have been stunned to hear about baseball players using illegal drugs…..Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong. Lance is likely the poster child for our societies fall from basic principles I grew up with, Honesty, Trust, Accountability and Respect.

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I will let you think about that and come up with an answer or you can contact me for the correct answer (and yes, there is a correct answer!). Long time readers will remember that we published some projections at the beginning of 2012 (here and here) and I will leave it up to you to test them. Those projections were primarily based on Marian Salzman’s work, stay tuned for the 2013 projections, but one of them is that traditional economies are going alternative. If that is true, what impact will that have on the Sourcing/Supply Chain communities?

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