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....
What Does 2017 Hold For KCI?

What Does 2017 Hold For KCI?

2016 was a year of mixed signals regarding the ongoing discussion concerning the future of Kansas City International Airport. In other words, it was just like 2015, 2014, 2013… Southwest Airlines executives and TSA flip-flopped from their “Keep KCI the way...

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