Recently, an eye-opening graphic captured my attention during a routine perusal of my Facebook news feed. It really spoke to me, so I decided to post and share the visual (shown here) on my own profile page. The graphic illustrated the current shift to a socialized ecomony and highlighted large companies including Alibaba, Uber, Airbnb, […]Read More
Entrepreneurship is about a good idea, hard work, persistence, luck and seizing opportunities. Some may debate how much one affects the other. Since launching tealbook, the stars have aligned in strange and inspiring ways. People I’ve met, timing of milestones and opportunities… A few months ago, one of my trusted advisors jokingly suggested that I should […]Read More
It’s hard to believe that 12 months ago today, I was sitting in front of my computer with an empty tealbook. I had spent five years trying to kill the idea, not sure I wanted to add one more thing to my already busy life. I knew the odds of startups were low- although I […]Read More
“One of my favorite marketing activities is a good brainstorming session. Colleagues love to solve problems, and some of the best ideas come from a fun, energetic, no-rules opportunity to discuss potential solutions. It’s such a welcome break from the left-brained world that we typically live in: answering emails, looking at spreadsheets, developing presentation slides. […]Read More
A born entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Stephany started Matchbook in 2008 to provide a sourcing service to healthcare companies. Since then, Stephany has become an invaluable sourcing expert for some 25 of the industry’s leading companies, efficiently managed more than 300 supplier searches across all healthcare functions.
She believes there is a way to make the RFP process simpler, targeted and more efficient for both sides of the industry. She launched tealbook to give the healthcare industry easy access to suppliers that support their business, easily stay on top of industry trends, efficiently receive targeted supplier recommendations and ultimately validate their supplier selection.< Hide Bio
Kelly Barner has 15 years of experience in procurement and knowledge management that includes time as a practitioner, consultant, and writer. Kelly has written two books, Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals and Procurement at a Crossroads, and is a popular contributor to a number of industry blogs and news sites.
In addition to her extensive writing experience, Kelly has learned to maximize the connection and communication value of social media, spreading news and thought leadership through today’s vibrant, fast-paced global professional community.< Hide Bio