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Data and Analytics: who needs them?

Every day my in-box contains a few more emails exhorting me to adopt ‘data and analytics’. But when I seek practical examples of what this might mean, how it would add to the quality of my work, there don’t appear to be many examples to justify the investment of time or money. 474 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

Law school decline continues in US, but not globally

Drawing once again from the National Law Journal, it has recently been announced that law school enrolments in the US are down once more. This is the fourth successive year of decline and numbers have fallen by 28% since 2010. 316 more words

Legal & Regulatory

Should lawyers own contracting?

Mark Harris has written an excellent article in The National Law Journal (“A New Way To Manage The Mountains Of Contracts”, December 8th, 2015). He introduces his topic with the following comment: “Contracts are the most important point of interface between companies, their customers, suppliers and employees. 569 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

When business deals or relationships fail to deliver expected results, how often is the contract at fault?

A relatively high proportion of business deals or relationships fail to deliver expected results. This proportion increases in situations where there is a high degree of negotiation. 525 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

Are organizations incapable of running successful trading relationships?

Yesterday I was involved in a webinar discussing the future of Procurement, which IACCM ran in partnership with Proxima. I very much enjoyed the discussion and thought that many good ideas emerged, but I was left with a nagging doubt over whether we had really addressed the key issue. 441 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

Coping with complexity

The issues created by complexity are at the forefront for most contracts and procurement professionals. The reasons for this are made evident in a recent article… 361 more words

Contract / Commercial Management

In advanced economies, is political inertia a benefit?

Yesterday’s mid-term elections did nothing to resolve the underlying political inertia that has gripped the US for years now. The inability to enact any meaningful political reform, together with the adversarial social divisions between Democrat and Republican voters, promises a continuing vacuum in meaningful legislation. 287 more words

Legal & Regulatory