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.

Forbes — May 2017 — I-85 Bridge

Georgia’s I-85 And The Value Of Performance Incentives Column by Kate Vitasek published In Forbes on 12 May 2017. Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/m5w6flq  

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.

The Red Queen and Coevolution

“Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place.”

Forbes — 28 April 2017

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said the vision of the State of Georgia is “to become the Silicon Valley of the South.”

What Do You Have to Hide?

People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. Click To Tweet The thought might be a bit uncomfortable around tax time, or if you’re Donald Trump – but it’s also true on a very basic level. If you have nothing to hide, why do you do it? Image: Hiding by Dave Bowen via Flickr CC

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 […]

Procurement Think Tanks Join Forces to Introduce Palambridge

Palambridge is the brainchild of Philip Ideson, who runs the Art of Procurement website that has produced a series of podcasts over the last year or so that feature interviews with procurement leaders (including one in which I talked about Sourcing Business Models.) His partner in this venture is Kelly Barner, the owner/director of Buyers Meeting Point, also a well-known […]