tealbook is a CIX Top 20 Recipient

What is CIX? CIX is a ‘must attend’ technology innovation destination where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators converge to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas. CIX was launched in 2008 by Canadian investors who wanted one destination which curates and showcases the best emerging tech companies from across […]

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The Upside of Supplier Intelligence

Overview tealbook recently partnered with The Hackett Group to research the cost, effort, and business impact of supplier discovery and qualification. The resulting data became the foundation of a four-city series of executive roundtables focused on exploring and capturing the strategic impact of working collaboratively with the right suppliers and having easier access to peer […]

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Delivering Trust

Editor’s note: Ian Woodbury is the COO of tealbook, and he has played a critical role in making sure that the trust at the heart of the company’s value proposition is also at the core of our organization.  Building trust is simple. Promise to do something. Do it. Repeat. The pace of modern business doesn’t […]

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Having a Knowledge Retention & Management Plan

In a recent blog post, Zoe Meinecke of Openview Partners wrote about the symptoms that are present in organizations that lack a knowledge retention program. As she points out in the following quote, knowledge management is often more theoretical than it is practical, leaving leadership teams with a significant (and costly) void of actionable information. “In […]

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The Role of Supplier Intelligence in Elevating Procurement’s Impact

Greg Tennyson and I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Phil Ideson (The Art of Procurement Podcast) to talk about the primary findings of our Executive Roundtables held this past spring. The Executive Roundtable dinners were attended by 40+ forward-thinking procurement executives from across the US and generated over 12 hours of engaging […]

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tealbook’s Next Generation: Driving the Future of Accessible Supplier Intelligence  

I have spent my working life building enterprise software companies as a software developer, a designer and an executive. Usually I’ve been involved from the very beginning, but when I joined tealbook as COO it was already growing fast. What really had me hooked was a vision I shared with Stephany Lapierre (CEO) and Geoff […]

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Move that ‘binder’ to the cloud

move your supplier intelligence binders to the cloud

Eleven years ago, I was visiting a client who wanted to introduce me to a supplier she highly recommended. “Steph, you need to meet these guys,” she said. “They are incredible and have done great work for my team.” She leaned behind her desk and grabbed a two-inch thick binder filled with business cards from […]

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Using Social Data To Help Identify Suppliers

Stephany Lapierre, Founder and CEO of tealbook, recently had the opportunity to record a podcast with My Purchasing Center Editor Susan Avery about the importance of including social media and the intelligence of your suppliers in the discovery process. I thoroughly enjoyed both topics – and you can hear the podcast here or read the transcript of […]

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Procurious’ Big Idea Summit: tealbook Founder and CEO Stephany Lapierre’s BIG Idea

When I received the request from Procurious asking me to share my Big Idea, I was thrilled but wasn’t quite sure where to start. There are so many! Launching tealbook, is a big idea in itself. Providing companies with their own trusted, collective supplier intelligence is changing the way procurement and sourcing access and share supplier information. That’s BIG! […]

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Can you guess what is the most credible source of supplier intelligence?

Our team recently issued a survey amongst procurement professionals to support a white paper sponsored by tealbook. We collected a lot of valuable data to validate procurement’s challenges, which will help communicate the value of quickly accessing credible internal and external supply market intelligence to empower sourcing and procurement’s efforts. The one result that struck me […]

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