Browsing All posts tagged under »Theranos«

The Fourth Estate Beckons

April 1, 2017

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When I made the decision to move away from accepting sponsors for this blog it was part of a longer-term plan. As many of you already know, I have been at times critical of what I consider to be the absence of real objectivity in the coverage of our industry. It is not that there […]

Theranos Update: “Celebrity” Boards And Their Negative Impact On American Business

June 16, 2016

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When I read the following excerpt of Michael Fertik’s post Elizabeth Holmes and the Burden of (Social) Proof, the name Conrad Black immediately came to mind: “Holmes did what many entrepreneurs do, often with positive effect: brought together smart, known people to build the board and leadership team. She surrounded herself with an original board configuration […]

Has the Theranos shoe finally dropped, and what it means to procurement

May 19, 2016

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For anyone who has read my recent series on the Theranos scandal and the lack of objective coverage provided by the Silicon Valley media, you know that I firmly believe that our industry is vulnerable to a similar scenario. By the way, you can access the Theranos and Procurement post archive through the following link; https://procureinsights.wordpress.com/theranos-and-procurement/ The […]

Do those in the media really compete with solution providers for practioner attention?

May 10, 2016

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“The procurement media… now there is an interesting group . . . In some ways, we’re competing with solution providers for practitioner attention . . .” Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point The above is an excerpt of a comment that Kelly Barner made regarding my last post Theranos and procurement continued . . .. As I had indicated […]

Theranos and procurement continued . . .

May 9, 2016

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“whose best interest does the procurement industry press serve . . . the solution providers or the procurement professional? You cannot serve both.” Or here’s another way to look at the dynamics of such relationships: “whose best interests do procurement professionals serve . . . the suppliers who serve our business customers, or our business […]

Answer: Theranos coverage . . . Question: What does the Silicon Valley press and the procurement industry’s media have in common?

May 6, 2016

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But if you peel back all of the layers of this tale, at the center you will find one of the more insidious culprits: the Silicon Valley tech press. – from The Secret Culprit in the Theranos Mess by Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair News May 2nd, 2016  Back in 2010, I wrote a post that did […]