Alliances & Partnerships

Organizations in the 2010’s era

The economic circumstances of the past 18 months drive change in many ways and with that many new opportunities may arise. New companies surface and existing companies fade away. The biggest changes though may arise in the way organizations work....

Social media for Alliances and Collaboration

“Social media”, when I use these words in a conversation nine out of ten people will start to talk about tools and drop names like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. A couple will try to challenge especially the use of Twitter...

The Leader Who Had No Title

This morning I had a great 20km run meanwhile listening to Robin Sharma in one of his earlier audio books. Also then his work was already very much about personal leadership. His new book "The leader who had no title"...

Seth Godin in Antwerp – video report

Yesterday I wrote on the Dutch part of my site about the huge amount of inspiration an evening with Seth Godin provides. Today Flanders-DC, the organizers of the great event with Seth in Antwerp, just posted a video report on...

The Alliance Conversation with Tamer Osman

The Alliance Conversation takes a spin towards social media this week. In my conversation with Tamer Osman we discuss how social media can help alliance professionals excel in their job. Tamer is passionate about social media for sales and alliance...

What should be next for The Alliance Conversation?

Tomorrow the tenth episode of The Alliance Conversation will go live. This week with Tamer Osman, an experienced alliance professional passionate about the use of social media for sales, channel and alliance professionals. After ten episodes I wonder what the...

The Alliance Conversation with Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter has an impressive background as investigative journalist before joining INSEAD in 2001. At INSEAD Mark participated in the Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliance class for many years and is now Adjunct Professor at the INSEAD Social Innovation Center....

Social media: quantity or quality?

In this social media video of Today you will see Thomas Power present his view on quantity or quality when it comes to the amount of numbers, connections, one should have.

The new level of treating customers

In his latest vlog Robin Sharma talks about the new level of treating customers. Robin states that if you deliver on customer expectations you are in a vulnerable position. You'd better be a genius in what you deliver and deliver...

The Alliance Conversation with Jan Twombly

I wrote already about it the past week a couple of times: I am really excited about this conversation with Jan Twombly because it reaffirms in fact the vision I building my business on: the bridge between alliances and (social)...

Friday musings: it all comes together

There are those days and weeks that it all makes sense, you see that it all comes together. This week I had a pretty full schedule with conversations with many great people and it seemed that every conversation was building...

Leadership and Personal Success

A nice one for the Friday afternoon, Robin Sharma in about 8 minutes on Leadership and Personal Success.