It feels that every 10th episode in the Collaborative Business Podcast series is somehow a milestone, comparable to reaching a new decennium in birthdays.
Today’s episode is episode 30 and my guest is fellow Dutchman Joost Allard.
Joost left the Netherlands many years ago and now lives and works in the USA. In this episode Joost shares with us how he worked in corporate environments in alliances and how he got early on involved in an alliance the Nasdaq was establishing with an European stock exchange. Nowadays Joost is an independent entrepreneur bringing his experience to other areas.
One of the most recent involvements and interests that Joost shares is the way Lean startup principles can be applied to enhance the success rate of alliance initiatives. From that perspective Joost coins the term “fail fast, learn fast” and explains how that can be applied to alliances.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
- The Four Steps to the Epiphany
- Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
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Previously on The Collaborative Business Podcast:
- CBP-70: The final episode
- CBP-69: Alliances as a force multiplier – with Suniel Mande
- CBP-68: Alliance Networks with Andrew Shipilov
- CBP-67: Alliance Analytics with Bill Davidson
- CBP-66: Alliances in SAS with Pat Finerty