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Want the Alliance, or What it Gets You?

Too frequently business people get confused as to the end game. They get derailed into thinking it is the conduit that they want rather than what the conduit delivers. The quintessential story about the ¼ drill; where as one buys...

Lady Gaga en Polaroid: een Innovatieve samenwerking?!

Zo af en toe zijn er samenwerkingen die opvallen: ze zijn anders. Het zijn niet de meestal gebruikelijke samenwerkingen tussen twee organisaties. Vaak zijn het de onverwachte samenstelling die de samenwerking doet opvallen. Kijk naar de recente aankondiging van een samenwerking...

Acquisitions vs Alliances: the Basics

This is a guest article from Ed Rigsbee In your effort to decide between acquisitions vs alliances there are several important considerations. While the benefits to your organization might greatly differ between the two, so goes for the cost of...

Leadership and organizational culture

Mary Jo Asmus owns an interesting blog containing valuable content on leadership. Today's article is about behaviors leaders may show that prevent their teams from responding properly. Resulting in situations where the leader may think his/her team is wrong. When...

The Alliance Conversation

Suppose you are a small to mid sized business owner and see the signs that may point to the fact that the economy is slowly picking up again. You are looking for ways to grow your business and realize that...

Tribal Leadership – the cultural development of tribes

The past days I listened to the free audio version of Tribal Leadership. A fantastic book about organizational culture and the stages companies can be in. Listening to the book I recognized many ways how departments within companies I know...

Tribal Leadership

A couple of weeks ago I downloaded the audio version of the Tribal Leadership book, the audio version was sponsored by Zappos.com who also made it available as a free download on their website. This morning during an extensive Sunday...

Social media and partnering

Phoenix Consulting Group conducted a study to gather insights how social media were enabling partner managers to build stronger, more collaborative relationships. In the executive summary the observation is made that most of the companies interviewed were seeing productive benefits...

Alliances are for every kind of organization

About 3 weeks ago I started with AllianceNews and I have since then posted 130 entries on newly announced alliances. Browsing through these posts it shows clearly that alliances and strategic partnerships are for every kind of organization, from large...

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...

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....

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...