Friday
May232014

Good Picks on Collaboration, Strategic Alliances and Partnering to Include in Your Summer Reading List

Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend in the US, here are our quick reviews on a few new books on multi-party collaborations to solve big societal problems and why great collaborators are also the best competitors.

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Saturday
May172014

How do you Define Partner?

Everyone is a partner today. “Partner” has become a buzzword devoid of meaning. A recent example from Massachusetts politics highlights some of the risks companies may take if they aren’t precise in the language they use to define exactly who is their partner.

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Saturday
Sep212013

Seeding a Science of Collaboration

Researchers from the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation intend to develop a science of collaboration to build an evidence-based approach to understanding how collaborative biopharmaceutical research endeavors can be more successful. The authors cite many sources from which lessons can be learned, however, they completely overlook the discipline of alliance management.

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Friday
Aug092013

The Value and Power of the Fortuitous Moment

Arbitrary budget cuts may be impacting the global competitiveness of the US economy. Could across the board travel cost reductions in your company be impacting its ability to create valuable fortuitous moments with its partners?

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Friday
Jun072013

Why Transient Advantage Needs Alliance Management 

If you are an alliance professional, you’ll recognize that the orchestration ability and the need to manage a portfolio of “transient advantages” at various stages of their lifecycles that Rita Gunther McGrath talks about in her latest book The End of Competitive Advantage is quite similar to the alliance process.

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