Are You Dealing with Godzilla?

I wanted to share a few thoughts – or afterthoughts – after my previous blog that revisited the Gorilla and the Elephant. As I noted, many organizations can relate to and “see” gorillas and elephants in the midst of their own deals. Someone responded on this idea of gorillas and elephants, saying it was a […]

The Gorilla vs The Elephant (revisited)

Vested is all about avoiding the toxic conditions created by the 800-pound gorilla. A Vested approach thinks beyond the short-term bottom line, beyond immediate gratification at the expense of those you’re working with.

Outsource Magazine — April 2017

Herbert Simon explored the intersection of philosophy, science, politics, economics and a range of other fields and called into question the traditional idea that “economic man” acts rationally.

Incentive Magazine — April 2017

Flourish Conference Looks Beyond Gift Cards to Branded Currency Article by Alex Palmer in Incentive Mag (online) published on 11 April 2017. The article covers the first day of the Flourish conference in Omaha, NE, with coverage of Kate Vitasek’s keynote. Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/mhbyh74

Get in Gear for your Everests

April marks the beginning of the season for climbers to tackle the biggest of all climbs – a Mt. Everest expedition. The Himalayan Times reported the first batch of climbers for the 2017 climb starting on March 27th. It is predicted that more than 500 foreign climbers are expected to attempt to scale the world’s highest peak […]

Logistics Management — March 2017

DOS is seeking a new approach to a single source contract that, at its core, is doing what 3PLs do best: providing customized, reliable services through multiple modes of transportation.

Outsource Magazine — March 2017

Paul J. Zak: doing the math on trust Article by Kate Vitasek published in Outsource Magazine on 27 March 2017 Paul J. Zak is answering age-old questions about the evolutionary and scientific – actually neuroscientific – basis for identifying and establishing trust. For example, why do people trust each other in the first place? Is […]

Supply Chain Brain — 2017 Resource Guide

2017 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide Supply Brain Brain’s annual resource guide published 27 Feb. 2017. Here the link to the digital edition: https://supplychainbrain.magtitan.com/magazine/issues/SupplyChainBrain-Jan-Feb-2017 Other links to articles by Kate Vitasek, Karl Manrodt and Joe Tillman: Kate’s article on SBM — https://supplychainbrain.magtitan.com/magazine/issues/SupplyChainBrain-Jan-Feb-2017/strategic-sourcing-in-the-new-economy Kate’s article on education — https://supplychainbrain.magtitan.com/magazine/issues/SupplyChainBrain-Jan-Feb-2017/putting-people-and-processes-in-position-to-prosper Karl’s story on education (with Donnie Williams) — […]

Change the People – or Change the People!

Often when I teach or talk about Vested and its implementation, I say, “Change the people or change the people.” I say that because Vested, for many people and many organizations, is a mindset change in how they… Click To Tweet For some that have never worked in a highly collaborative, win-win relationship founded on […]

Forbes — February 2017 — Comic Contracts

Comic Contracts: A Novel Approach To Contract Clarity And Accessibility Column by Kate Vitasek published 14 February on Forbes.com Beware the fine print is the oft-repeated expression heard in almost any deal or contract negotiation. It’s good advice that too often is ignored in daily life and job situations—especially among those segments of the population […]