…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 […]

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 […]

Collaboration and Co-Creation

Collaboration is all the rage. As it should be. But far too many people and organizations can get demoralized when collaboration attempts seem forced or collaboration attempts produce less results than the hyped expectations. Why is this? I believe it is because far too many companies don’t get to real collaboration where co-creation is happening. […]

Forbes — June 2017 — Tennessee outsource initiative

The state of Tennessee has signed a facilities management contract to help the state provide the best service to citizens and employees at the lowest possible cost for taxpayers.

ISM Magazine — June 2017

The Evolution of the Vested Business Model Article by Kate Vitasek in the 12 June 2017 edition of ISM Magazine Here are the links to applicable pages: http://www.ismmagazine-digital.com/ismmagazine/june_july_2017?pg=1#pg1 http://www.ismmagazine-digital.com/ismmagazine/june_july_2017?pg=34#pg34 http://www.ismmagazine-digital.com/ismmagazine/june_july_2017?pg=36#pg36

Forbes — June 2017 — Foodservice SC initiative

Food Service Industry Collaboration Will Drive Supply Chain Transformation Article by Kate Vitasek published by Forbes on 5 June 2017. Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/y8z8v3de

The Rise of the Dinobots

For now, the human element is an essential part of negotiating collaborative and shared-value contract relationships.

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 […]

Spend Matters — March 2017

Successful Women in Procurement and Supply Chain Share Career Advice Article by Sydney Lazarus published 8 March 2017 (International Woman’s Day), featuring quotes from Kate Vitasek and Wendy Tate. Here’s the link: https://spendmatters.com/2017/03/08/successful-women-procurement-supply-chain-share-career-advice/  

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 […]