Maureen Sharib

Maureen Sharib

Maureen Sharib has been a “Socratic sourcer” her entire sourcing career; from the moment she first picked up the faxed list of Silicon Valley high-tech companies that was her target list to “phone source” in 1996 to today she has instinctively followed this method of investigative sourcing using (mostly) the telephone.  She is a proponent of sourcing as a synonym for success and envisions the craft moving away from a dangerously drudgery-paced life-form existence to an exciting investigative/competitive place within organizations where practitioners co-exist within a framework of market research, human resources, and C-level future planning. She owns the phone sourcing and competitive intelligence firm, Inc. You can contact her at Maureen at or call her at (513) 646-7306.  If she’s not on the phone she’ll pick up!

Sourcelon – The Soul Of Paradise

There was a song written and composed by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in 1970 called “Big Yellow Taxi” that was originally released on her album Ladies of the Canyon. Amy Grant released it in 1994, and some of you may…

How to Become a Socratic Sourcer

Socrates believed that the path to knowledge was through questioning beginning at the root of one’s own ignorance. In Socratic sourcing, the practitioner is always asking questions seeking intelligence; everyone is a “source” and each and every source a potential…