Alliances & Partnerships

Collaborative Networks Are The Organization

I just finished a great conversation with Jan Twombly of The Rhythm of Business. This conversation was part of The Alliance Conversation series and will be available in the podcast next Tuesday. What made this conversation different from the other...

The Alliance Conversation with Donna Peek

Donna Peek is living alliances and that is something that shows when listening to Today's episode of The Alliance Conversation. Donna is Global Alliance Program Manager at SAS Institute and shares in the conversation many tips on establishing alliances and...

Friday musings: partnerships everywhere

Friday evening again, time to watch my favorite television program, actually the only one I will free up time for: Top Gear. It is always a show filled with great humor and great cars. It also always a nice moment...

Alliance panel questions

Gianluca Marcellino, one of guests in the Alliance Conversation, wrote me earlier this week with a great idea in the email about potentially creating a panel of alliance experts that can answer alliance related questions. So taking that idea a...

Blogging basics

In the social media video of Today Penny Power shares her tips on blogging and building interest and audience.

Social media: Tailor the message for each individual platform?

Within the current social media landscape it is quite easy to connect every platform to share messages across all platforms. Even when the platform provider does not provide a way to connect there are often third party tools that will...

The Alliance Conversation with Bruce Acheson

In this episode of The Alliance Conversation Bruce Acheson put's alliances in the perspective of the corporate world, working with ISV's and system integrators. Bruce shares many insights on what to do and what to expect. When as a smaller...

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Robin Sharma's latest blogpost is about taking leadership of your own being. Robin calls it "Everyone is a CEO" and shares 5 steps to become your own CEO. CEO is not some special title reserved for a chosen few. CEO...

The blame game and collaboration

This afternoon while in the car I was listening to a conversation on the radio. It was about the fact that the Dutch Railways were having serious troubles when the snow struck the Netherlands a couple of months ago. They...

The Alliance Conversation with Gianluca Marcellino

Gianluca Marcellino is bringing an international flavor to Today's Alliance Conversation. With 13 years in alliances predominantly in Italy and some Eastern European countries the conversation highlights a number of different elements than we have seen in the previous episodes....

Who is & Company?

"Who is your Company?" is the question often asked when people ask me about the name of my company. The "& Company" part in the name of my company refers to the fact that Simoons & Company is a network...

Will 2010 be the year of trust?

It is amazing how often I run into the subject of trust lately. I already mentioned before the great work by Robert Porter Lynch. In a comment to that article Alex Todd responded with a link to another article on...