Haque and Caffeine-fueled Collaboration

Umair Haque, the always engaging and thought-provoking economist, hit the nail squarely this week in his HBR blog on the importance of teamwork, collaboration and achieving synchronicity for business success. He poses this question: “If you were the next Steve Jobs, what problems would you try to solve?” He relates a personal story about his […]

Outsource Magazine — September 2012

Ronald Dworkin: trust and treating each other as equals By Kate Vitasek This month’s column features big thinker Ronald Dworkin. I like Dworkin because he tackles and integrates major ideas in ethics, morality, equality, justice and the “unity of value.” One of his most famous of many books is entitled Justice for Hedgehogs…

A Game Theory Power Play — UK Style!

I often use game theory and the prisoner’s dilemma in my talks to share the advantages and disadvantages of cooperation. In the prisoner’s dilemma  “players” are not in the same room and are unable to negotiate and have to make choices on whether to cooperate or not based on rewards. There are three simple outcomes. […]

Inbound Logistics — August 2012

Great Partnerships: 3PLs and Shippers By Merrill Douglas

SciQuest — August 2012

SciQuest Announces Kate Vitasek and Garrison Wynn Keynote Speakers at NextLevel 2013

Global Delivery Report — August 2012

Published on August 21: 10 Outsourcing Ailments – and How to Cure Them

Onboarding Compatibility and Trust

I recently read an article by George Bradt in Forbes about how “only three true job interview questions” matter. The three questions he cites are: Can you do the job? Will you love the job? Can we tolerate working with you? I think these questions are also highly pertinent when picking a supplier or service provider. Simply […]

Construction Management — August, 2012

Vested Outsourcing: P&G, McDonald’s & Microsoft Redefine Winning in Business Relationships August 6, 2012 in Construction Management, Corporate Real Estate Strategy

Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases — August 2012

Changing the game of outsourcing – the Microsoft OneFinance case by Kate Vitasek, Karl Manrodt and Srinivas Krishna

Contract Management — August, 2012

Contract Management the Vested Way Contract governance using the “Five Rules of Vested Outsourcing” business model will establish a managing framework that is based on collaboration, alignment, and insight, not oversight. By: Kate Vitasek and Karl Manrodt