A Compromise that Sent 150 Strangers to the Beach!

JetBlue recently engaged in a social experiment of sorts aboard one of its aircraft: the result was an interesting lesson in both social dynamics and the value of working together for the best results. As related in an UpWorthy post last month, The 150 passengers on Flight 603, bound for Phoenix from Boston, were asked […]

Thanks to John Nash and Playing Nice

I’ve written frequently over the years about the Nobel laureate and brilliant mathematician John Nash, who died with his wife Alicia when their taxi lost control Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike. And rightly so, because his groundbreaking work in game theory and his Nash equilibrium (along with differential geometry, and partial differential equations) provides deep insight into the factors that govern […]

Standing on the Shoulders…

Previously I posted on Stephen Johnson’s work about how innovations that are built on slow hunches, serendipity and having an attitude that embraces sliding doors that open new pathways is conducive to driving innovation. These posts brought to mind the evolution of the Vested business model itself and how it relates to a powerful quote […]

Outsource Magazine, Apr 2011

Win-win thinking is not just something nice to say. It’s smart business and really is beautiful… In the article “All in the Game,” lead researcher Kate Vitasek explains why smart companies are challenging winner-takes-all approaches and are going all in to win-win approaches.

John Nash: Playing Nice is Good for Everyone

Next in my mini-series about the great economic thought leaders who were seminal in the development and success of modern outsourcing is one of my favorites, the mathematician John F. Nash, who took economists a step or two beyond Adam Smith with his ideas on Game Theory and Behavioral Economics. His conclusions are right in […]