The dawn of a new Procurement – Reignite your business with a partnership for growth

Those who work in the world of Procurement have or have had a particular supplier. That Supplier with whom you can talk about everything, who supports you and advises you when you‘re out of your depth and who builds with you (the Client) the best solution for a problem. These suppliers have a...

What if it’s a movie? – The critical management themes explained with TV series and films – Collaboration in the workplace

Here is a new blog from the “What if it’s a movie” series. In this case inspired by one of the significant and increasingly current themes in the organizational field: collaboration in the workplace between different functions and departments. As you may have already understood from the previous...

A deal with the devil – Lessons learnt from skiing

I signed a deal with the devil. In exchange for a beautiful black down jacket, I fell in love with from a prestigious shop in downtown Milan. My devil did not look like Brad Pitt (who can forget“I am Joe Black”?!?!), but the beautiful blue ski suit of the ski instructors. Indeed, in exchange for a...

Are you ready for today’s and tomorrow’s challenge in Business Travel?

Milan and Amsterdam are two cities with a particular meaning in my personal experience. Milan: the city I adopted 20 years ago and where I returned to live after more than four years in Amsterdam. Two cities different from each other and united by far more than the canals (the Navigli of Milan and...

What if it’s a movie? – Design Thinking explained with TV series and movies – Stage 5 Test

The five stages of Design Thinking, according to d.school, are as follows: Empathise, Define (the problem), Ideate, Prototype, and Test. During my workshops, I often use clips from movies or TV series to explain the different concepts related to the steps of the Design Thinking process (DT). I...

A new blog is born!

Spring is a time of rebirth. Nature flourishes after the winter break and we, too, feel this drive for renewal. It is the right time to plan and start with new adventures. And so I too got caught up in this generating force, and my new blog was born! My relationship...

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The anatomy of a Travel Manager – Part 3

The role of the Travel Manager (also in the more enlarged version of Travel & Mobility Manager) is often overlooked and not yet fully understood. Even in larger organisations, which have already started managing their Business Travel in a...

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The anatomy of a Travel Manager – Part 2

The role of the Travel Manager (also in the more enlarged version of Travel & Mobility Manager) is often overlooked and not yet fully understood. Even in larger organisations, which have already started managing their Business Travel in a...

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The anatomy of a Travel Manager – Part 1

The role of the Travel Manager (also in the more enlarged version of Travel & Mobility Manager) is often overlooked and not yet fully understood. Even in larger organisations, which have already started managing their Business Travel in a...

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I love Business Travel

Over the years I handled several categories as Procurement Manager, and Business Travel has always had a special place in my heart. I reckon most procurement managers do not have matching feelings. The drawbacks of the profession are a many: phone calls from angry...

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