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Collaboration in business: happy together? Blog post

Over the past week I have been in several conversations about collaboration. These conversations are not necessarily about strategic alliances as we know them, but about the broader field of […]

Alliance mistake #2: The Magic Wand Blog post

When it comes to strategic alliances there are two kind of executives in business: those who understand it and those who don’t. The first kind is supportive and sharing, understands […]

Tip 25: Understand the cultural differences Blog post

When establishing a partnership with another company, you are bringing two different cultures together. These are the kind of cultures that are not primarily driven by geography, but by “the […]

CBP-10: The development of the alliances profession with Mike Leonetti Blog post

https://media.blubrry.com/collabbiz/p/www.petersimoons.com/cbp/CBP10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy guest today is a veteran in strategic alliances. Mike Leonetti has an extensive experience in building strategic alliances, especially in the pharmaceutical area. […]

What will 2014 bring in alliances? Blog post

Happy New Year! A new year brings new opportunities, although I firmly believe that we don’t have to wait for a new year to see opportunities. After all, every new […]

It is that time of the year … Blog post

It is almost Christmas and we are nearing the end of 2013, a year that flew by in a very fast mode. I hope you have enjoyed it and that […]

Tip 17: Prepare your partnership following a structured process. Blog post

Remember the 80% rule? 80% of ad hoc unstructured business partnerships fail, while on the other hand 80% of the companies that follow a structured approach create successful partnerships. Following […]

The 2-Slide Methodology Blog post

This is a guest article by Joe Kittel, alliance specialist and founder of SPiBR.org LLC. Joe was my guest in episode 3 of ‘The Collaborative Business Podcast’ where we touched […]

Alliances in Asia: culture and communication Blog post

The past week has been a great learning roller coaster for me. Traveling to Singapore and Shanghai showed me two completely different cities in Asia. Cities that are different in […]

Tip 9: Measure and evaluate alliance performance Blog post

“An airplane is off course most of the time, yet it arrives at its destination thanks to constant corrections along the way.” Wind, turbulence, and traffic are all factors that […]

The 4-step guide to successful partner selection Blog post

Partner selection is one of the most essential steps for every successful business partnership or alliance. The fact that two people like each other may be a good foundation for […]

Tip 8: Manage your stakeholders Blog post

In the ideal world, everyone involved in a partnership is enthusiastically supporting the partnership and moving it forward. Unfortunately, the world is not always ideal and there will be stakeholders […]

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