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The Collaborative Business era

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[caption id="attachment_11603" align="alignright" width="300"] The Collaborative Business Spectrum[/caption] In my presentations and workshops I often use a slide that explains the alliance spectrum to the audience. On the left side, this slide shows the transactional relationship; on the right hand...

Tip 5: Communicate, communicate, communicate

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Communication is perhaps the most essential element towards building a successful partnership or alliance. George Bernard Shaw once said: "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." He has a point. Communication is one...

How fast do you read?

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In alliances and partnerships we need to read many documents, from contracts to business plans and more. This reading consumes a lot of our time, often in favor of other important activities, or even worse, at the expense of quality...

25 tips for successful partnerships & alliances

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What is it that makes some companies so highly successful in all the partnerships and alliances they create, while others never flourish this way? On the outside they may seem simply lucky: they seem to have something that others do...

Weekly Alliance Conversations

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Would you like to learn how other organizations built their partnerships & alliances? Three years ago I conducted a series of 10 audio interviews in The Alliance Conversation. Now it is time for The Alliance Conversation 2.0: a podcast series...

3 books for the summer (plus one)

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“Which is the reference literature you recommend me to start the topic of strategic alliances?” This is one of the questions I received back on my newsletter and blogpost a few weeks ago. At that time I asked you what...

3 elements to build trust

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“Trust comes on foot, 
but leaves on horseback” This quote about trust is attributed to Johan Thorbecke, the Dutch politician who was responsible for our first constitution in 1848. It is interesting to see the way this quote describes the...

Alliance failure and alliance success: The 80% rule

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Alliance failure and success rate The research on alliance failure and success show a wide range of figures. Ranging on the best side of only a 20% alliance failure rate to the worst side of an 80% alliance failure rate....

Day 28: The last walking day

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My Camino covered three goals: Santiago de Compostela, Finisterre and Muxia. Today was my final walking day, from Finisterre to my last goal Muxia. Somehow you seem to cary the fact with you that it is the last day of...

Day 25: Continuing after Santiago

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It doesn't end in Santiago. As described yesterday I continue my Camino today towards Finisterre and Muxia. The walk out of Santiago is completely different from the walk into the city. The moment you approach Santiago the first areas contain...

Day 20: Signs along the road and entering Galicia

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Walking day 20 and I caught myself realizing that I almost regret to have only 10 walking days left. Somehow the walking way of life is very relaxing: there is nothing to worry about, you simply put one foot before...

Day 18: A dangerous track: wolves and bandits

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I stayed in Rabanal del Camino last night. The last stop before the pass over the mountains at Foncebadón. In the earlier times Rabanal del Camino was also the last safe place: it was a place protected by the Templars...