Alliances & Partnerships

Peter Simoons

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...

Peter Simoons

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....

Peter Simoons

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...

Peter Simoons

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...

Peter Simoons

More than a book: Be The Media

Late november of last year I attended a presentation by David Mathison in Amsterdam. David has a background amongst others as an entrepreneur, as the founder and CEO of Kinecta and he spent time in the media industry while he...

Peter Simoons

How ‘networked’ are you?

Today I am thrilled to be able to present you a guest post by Penny Power. Penny founded Ecademy, the first social network for business, in 1998 with her husband Thomas Power. The next twelve years have seen Penny successfully...

Peter Simoons

The Alliance Conversation with Anoop Nathwani

That collaborative thinking and working from an alliance perception can be applicable to many kind of relations shows this week's Alliance Conversation with Anoop Nathwani. After being involved with a number of successful alliances over the past 13 years Anoop...

Peter Simoons

Leadership and critique; learning from television

The television shows an episode of the great British program MasterChef. In this episode John Torode and Gregg Wallace test three amateurs on their capabilities to become a Chef. They know how to drive the amateur cooks to deliver astounding...

Peter Simoons

The coalition collapsed; is the guilt question important?

Saturday morning, getting up and reading the news. The Netherlands is officially without government, the coalition collapsed last night. After long debates the parties governing our country could not agree on the role of The Netherlands in NATO's Afghanistan mission....

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Friday musings: organizations use alliances and social media with a positive mindset

Looking back to the week there are a couple of alliance and social media appearances that stand out and made me ponder. This week in Barcelona the Mobile World Congress took place and traditionally it was a place where announcements...

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Alliances to grow your organization

Alliances can be used to achieve many kind of benefits for organizations. In the latest Alliance Conversation we heard Mike Nevin warn us for the fact that it is a statistical fact that in times of recession more companies go...

Peter Simoons

The alliance fight for JAL

One of the most well known types of alliances for people may very well be the airline alliance. Skyteam, Oneworld, Star alliance, all names that will ring a bell for anyone who has set foot on board a plane more...