Alliances & Partnerships

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

The Alliance Conversation with Mike Nevin

Alliance Best Practice is a research and benchmarking consultancy based in the United Kingdom. Mike Nevin founded Alliance Best Practice with the sole focus to help clients generate more value from their strategic alliance relationships through the discovery, dissemination and...

Novartis Malaria Initiative

In an earlier post this week I mentioned alliances for non-profit organizations to grow their organization, reduce resources, or simply benefit from teaming up. At the ASAP annual summit Novartis won the ASAP Alliance for Social Responsibility award for the...

Building relationships

Greg Perrine wrote a great article over at the National Mortgage Professional titled "The art of building strategic business alliances in today’s challenging economy", worth the read. It describes how todays business demands relationship building now more than ever and...

Alliance as an instrument for non-profit organizations

Often we tend to think that the use of alliances is only there for two commercial organizations to join forces and create synergy, either in the market or in research and development. An example of another kind of alliance is the...