Whatever Happened To “May The Best Proposal Win”?

Whatever Happened To “May The Best Proposal Win”?

One of the things I do for marketing clients is help them create a legitimately better product or service. A clearly superior option sells itself at a premium without the need for endless amounts advertising, promotions and gimmicks trying to convince people...
They Look Good On Paper But Will They Fly At KCI?

They Look Good On Paper But Will They Fly At KCI?

The city now has the four proposals for a new single-terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Each submitting group has spent 6-digit amounts in time and materials (and in Burns and McDonnell’s case, considerable PR and advertising) preparing their cases....
We Can Do Better Than This

We Can Do Better Than This

When I started this site in 2013, it was not because the idea of a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport was necessarily a horrible one. It was because the reasons given for it were misleading and as was later proven in some cases, untrue. Thus, if...
A Solution Looking For A Problem

A Solution Looking For A Problem

A parable… There was once a young man who suffered from auto envy. One day, he came home and told his wife that he’d always wanted a Corvette and wanted to trade the SUV. She pointed out to him that their growing family would not all fit in a Corvette....
KCI And The Environment

KCI And The Environment

Has anyone done environmental impact studies comparing a major renovation at Kansas City International Airport to tearing down at least two terminals and building a new one from the ground-up? There is a section in the RFP on sustainability but it does not seem to...
The Incredible Shrinking Airport

The Incredible Shrinking Airport

While most of the recent conversation concerning Kansas City International Airport has focused on the question of who’s paying for what, the question of what is actually needed has yet to be decided. Moreover, Landrum & Brown, the expert consultants who the...
Seeking Understanding of The Memorandum of Understanding

Seeking Understanding of The Memorandum of Understanding

Over the weekend I posted a list of questions regarding the announcement last week of a private financing option for a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Today I’m asking for help from readers to review and interpret the Memorandum of...
Latest KCI Photo Op Yields More Questions

Latest KCI Photo Op Yields More Questions

The media show yesterday at Kansas City International Airport was impressive. Especially for how they were able to get that many people in suits and dresses for a “hastily-called” press conference. The main topic of course, was the proposal from Burns...

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