Orthoworld — 8 November 2017

5 Steps to a Highly Collaborative Supplier Agreement Article by Kate Vitasek published 8 November 2017 on Orthoworld’s online news site. If your recent experiences with contract negotiations are something like visiting the dentist for a root canal, there is a much better—and pain-free!—way to go about wrangling that strategic agreement… Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/ybqwnvpj

Art of Procurement — 13 November 2017

160: The Success of Sourcing Business Models at GuideWell w/ Tim Cronin Philip Ideson‘s guest on his 13 November 2017 podcast  was Tim Cronin, the CPO of GuideWell, a not-for-profit mutual holding company in the healthcare industry. Ideson says: “Tim and I connected live at the SIG Fall Summit in Carlsbad, California, where we had an […]

Kayrell Connections Podcast — November 2017

Ep. 63: Vested Business Model for Highly Collaborative Relationships in FM The Facility Management Innovator podcast with Kate Vitasek on 14 November 2017. Here’s the link: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode63    

Avoid Idea Killer Bingo

No doubt you know about the game of Bingo – it’s great fun to shout Bingo! when you complete a line and win the prize. The Idea Sandbox has devised an instructive take on the Bingo theme called Idea Killer Bingo. It features a Bingo card with many of the killer phrases that squelch innovative ideas and even discussion of […]

Forbes — 31 October 2017

Five Scary Outsourcing Practices “If negotiators have a favorite holiday — it’s bound to be Halloween. Traditional negotiation tactics all too often include hiding authentic intentions behind a mask and using scare tactics to help tilt the playing field to their advantage.“ Column by Kate Vitasek published 31 October 2017 in Forbes online Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/ycne9v9d

Moving the Cheese Smartly

Last week I was in The Netherlands speaking at arvato’s Supply Chain Masterclass. Of course, I couldn’t resist the urge to go to one of Holland’s wonderful cheese shops. But deciding on what to buy often seems overwhelming after you have tasted a dozen samples! My recent visit made me think about the book Who […]

…Then You Win

“First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” The quote is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, and I wanted to share it because I believe it is relevant to the Vested business model, and the way negotiations should go in a non-violent/nonconfrontational environment. The “ignore” part is the […]

Forbes — 8 August 2017

Shake Up Your Talent Acquisition — Kill The Rate Card To Improve ROI Latest Forbes column by Kate Vitasek published on 8 July 2017. Nearly one-third of the world’s workforce is comprised of “external” or “independent” talent defined as workers that do not have traditional “employee” roles with an organization. As organizations shift from “hiring” employees to “buying” […]

Outsource Magazine — June 2017

Haapio and Barton: Business-Friendly Contracting Column by Kate Vitasek published on 22 June 2017 in Outsource Magazine Professors Helena Haapio and Thomas D. Barton are on a mission to educate organizations on how to create “business friendly” contracts – without giving up safety or security… Here is the link: http://outsourcemag.com/haapio-and-barton-business-friendly-contracting/

Susan Solovic podcast — 24 July 2017

Let Go of Old Business Models with Kate Vitasek Susan Solovic podcast with Kate Vitasek released on 24 July 2017. Kate shares the results of her research and her five-step plan to jump-start your business innovation. Her collaborative and innovative approach to business is a breath of fresh air, and just what you might need […]