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Chasing sunsets and reflecting for success

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"It feels like August" sighed the woman, while she settled down on a bench. At that moment we walked past her; we just completed a 15km walk in beautiful weather, uncommonly warm for a November day. Indeed it could have...

CBP-61: Growing through Outsourcing with Erlend Bakke

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Erlend Bakke is an entrepreneur, owner of three companies and author of the 1# International Bestseller 'Never Work Again'. With Erlend, we are diving into a different aspect of collaboration: the aspect of outsourcing parts of your business to make it...

Google & Uber

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From BFFs to frenemies This case description of the actual Google & Uber alliance is an example of a description that you will have access to as an Academy member of the Alliance Mastery member program. Every case in the program...

Can technology replace alliance management?

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What do you think, can technology replace alliance management? Some will have a definitive answer to that question, however, as with many things in alliances, the answer should probably start with "it depends". No matter how you look at it,...

Your mid-year performance review

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Did you notice that last Tuesday lasted longer than any other day? Probably you didn’t, as it was only one second that made June 30 last longer. This ‘leap second’ was introduced because the earth’s rotation is slowing down and our time...

Three benefits of coaching

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How often do you look into the mirror of your own developments and how often do you assess the progress you’ve made? It will help you to gain clarity and to set or adjust direction for the way forward. However,...

3 tips to improve communication

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Sometimes people ask me for the single most reason that alliances fail. It is as if they are looking for the magical ingredient: if they have that element right then their alliances will succeed. I don’t believe that there is...

Some have alliance excellence

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Last week the ASAP Alliance Excellence Award winners were announced at the ASAP Global Alliance summit. Congratulations to all winners and particularly to Philips with winning the "Innovative Best Alliance Practice Award”! Quite often I use the Senseo alliance between...

CBP-53: The Alliance Value Proposition

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In the previous episodes of The Collaborative Business Podcast I have been in conversation with many guests. Most often these conversations were about their experiences in strategic alliances and the lessons they have learned along the way. In Today’s episode we...

Who needs a coach?

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Every now and then it is good to set some time aside to reflect and to look into the mirror of our own developments. However, looking in the mirror is not easy. If you are like most of us, you...

CBP-51: Collaboration for entrepreneurs, with Amber Vilhauer

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In the previous two episodes of the collaborative business podcast I have been looking forward to collaboration in 2015 with two long time alliance experts. Those insightful conversations looked predominantly at expectations for strategic alliances in the corporate world. In...

The crystal ball: looking ahead into 2015

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a crystal ball that tells us all about the future? Or not? Maybe it is not so nice to know exactly what is going to happen, good or bad. There will be no surprises...