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Peter Simoons

Brand Control?

The illusion of Brand Control is the title Andrew McAfee gave his article in Harvard Business Review online. A strong title that covers a lot. Just recently I heard of an organization taking measures to cut down time employees would...

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The leadership of Tuvia

Last Sunday evening we watched the movie Defiance. By itself a very impressive movie, especially when you realize that this movie is based on a true story. The story is about four Jewish brothers Tuvia, Zus, Asael and Aron Bielski....

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Email is so last week

I just ran into this nice video about a worker trying to do his job in collaboration with co-workers with the usual struggles. At the end of the week he is being corrected by his daughter as he should be...

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Alliances: How to ask questions about your partner

Earlier this year in February when INSEAD adjunct professor Mark Hunter was in Rotterdam Mark and I met and discussed the idea to organize a dedicated lecture for ASAP Netherlands. You probably will know ASAP, The Association of Strategic Alliance...

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Another book to read and site to subscribe to

Yesterday I mentioned the work of Keith Ferrazzi and the books he wrote. Today there is another professional that is absolutely worth to give your attention too and that is Ford Harding. Ford wrote amongst others the bestseller "Rainmaking" in...

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Who’s got your back

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A great example of collaboration

This weekend I ran into the video below and shared it with several people. Looking and listening to it a bit more I felt this even to become a better movie. It is not only a good song, produced for...

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Alliances to create internet access through the third screen

So far the Internet is mainly being accessed through the PC and the mobile devices. In the latest step in the digital convergence we see that also a third screen is going to provide access to the Internet: the Television....

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Customer relationships, now more than ever.

We are writing April 1988 and I am having my first job interview for a sales job. The sales manager interviewing me is opening the discussion about sales with the statement that a sales person in his team should be...

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IBM report on Alliances between the life sciences industry and academia

IBM recently published a report about Alliances between the Life Science industry and Academia: Past collaborations between the life sciences industry and academia have not always been successful, due in part to the conflicting needs of university research and commercial...

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IBM teaming with Google and Continua for Personal Health Records

IBM (NYSE: IBM), in collaboration with Google and the Continua Health Alliance, today announced new software that will enable personal medical devices used for patient monitoring, screening and routine evaluation to automatically stream data results into a patient's Google Health...

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Strategic alliances not only for companies

Most of the times we read about strategic alliances it is about two companies entering an alliance. This article talks about how the Guam Museum Foundation has formed partnerships to secure their existence and grow their presence. Over the last...