Supply Chain Brain — 2019 Resource Guide — Two articles: Metrics and End-to-End Cooperation

Aligning Metrics for the Business at Hand The Volatile Global Economy Demands End-to-End Cooperation Articles by Kate Vitasek in  Supply Chain Brain’s 2019 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide (link:  

Outsource Magazine — March 2016

David Faulkner: the value of a cooperative strategy Column by Kate Vitasek published by Outsource Magazine on 17 March 2016. University of London Professor David Faulkner has written extensively about the need for cooperative, rather than purely competitive, strategic business relationships and alliances. Since the early 1990s Faulkner has studied the “essence” of competitive strategy, and […]

Go for the Cooperative Advantage

In previous posts (here and here) I’ve delved into Steven Johnson’s insights on innovation in his book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. I’m again returning to Johnson’s outstanding book, briefly, because I was struck by an idea—“cooperative advantage”—that he addresses in his chapter on creating online platforms, specifically APIs, or application programming interfaces. […]

A Good Deed Deserves Another

By now it’s clear that anyone who follows my blog knows I am passionate about win-win thinking.  Today’s blog is a history lesson in playing nice. Radiolab recently featured a fantastic podcast titled “One Good Deed Deserves Another” that showcases Robert Axelrod’s famous findings about the prisoner’s dilemma.  The podcast is a highly entertaining history lesson in […]