Browsing All posts tagged under »Theranos«

The Fourth Estate Beckons

April 1, 2017


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


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


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; The […]

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

May 10, 2016


“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


“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


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 […]