Monday
Jan262015

It Takes Collaboration to Make a Revolution 

I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s new book, the Innovators. To my surprise, I couldn’t put it down. To rephrase the book subtitle, it took a group of collaborators to create the digital age.

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Wednesday
Dec312014

Will 2015 be the Year of Partnering? The Chief Strategy Officer Summit Offers a Good Omen

Will 2015 be the year companies invest in partnering smartly – thereby benefiting alliance and partnering professionals? A turn of events at the Chief Strategy Officer Summit in Times Square earlier this month could only be perceived as a good omen.

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Sunday
Nov162014

Strategic, Entrepreneurial and Adaptable: Qualities for Alliance Success

I had the pleasure of moderating the ASAP New England Chapter’s event earlier this month, Alliance Management in an Age of Disruption. Our cross-industry panel examined what it takes to be successful when technology and economic forces are causing so many to think anew about their partnering efforts.

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Monday
Sep292014

Improving Partnering Outcomes – What’s an Alliance Professional to Do?

The success rate of alliances seems to have plateaued at an unacceptable level for sustaining a management discipline and specialty that claims to be the experts at driving the success of partnering. We put forth a two-part hypothesis about why alliances aren’t more successful and what alliance and partnering professionals can do about it.

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Monday
Jun302014

Strategic Thinking and Partnering Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Here are our quick reviews on a few more recent business books to add to your reading list. Books on strategic partnering and alliances certainly are proliferating this summer!

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