Joint Ventures to Grow Revenues, Reduce Costs and Mitigate Risk

A joint-venture is a business agreement between two (or more) parties to create a new entity, with new assets, resources and management control. The goal of the new entity is the same one as all other business endeavors: to grow revenues and/or reduce costs and/or mitigate risk.

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Evolution of Business Consulting

Professional services firms are undergoing a profound transformation. The markets are changing and the old ways of doing business are becoming obsolete. Customers paying for professional services are becoming more sophisticated and more discerning. Why are we still doing business as usual when the world around us is in such extreme flux? [Read more…]

Consortia and Ecosystem Developments in Life Sciences

The following article was written for and published in the most recent edition of Strategic Alliance Magazine, the official organ of the prestigious Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (A.S.A.P.).

The life sciences sector is one of the most dynamic and innovative industries in strategic alliance development.  Recent trends are revealing exciting new ecosystems and consortia frameworks as multiple stakeholders engage collaboratively in order to address large, complex global health care issues.
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How are business ecosystems changing the way we work?

Please find below a link to a recent interview in which I speak about how business ecosystems are changing the way we work, specifically how strategic alliance business development is impacted.

http://businessdirectmagazine.com/strategic-alliances-can-help-your-business-troy-gautier/.

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New Ecosystems in Asia Pac

Returning from a recent trip to Asia Pacific, I remain fascinated and impressed with the dynamic confidence of the business community in the region.  Business is booming and new inter-regional ecosystems are complimenting the outsourcing/offshoring models which have proliferated over the past thirty years.

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Ecosystems are the royal path to Sustainability

Ecosystems in nature are communities of living organisms, interacting with each other within a given environment.  These collaborative biological networks tend to evolve into symbiotic relationships enabling each organism to develop a sustainable place within the ecosystem.

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Alliance Networks and Ecosystems

Alliance value networks organized in ecosystems are the way all  organizations will be designed and structured in the future.  The following podcast was carried out to discuss and explore how collaborative business models are being used to grow revenues and capabilities today.  Please click on the link below to listen.  Enjoy!

http://www.simoons.com/2014/01/cbp9-alliance-networks-ecosystems-troy-gautier/

 

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Did you use Bitcoin to buy your Christmas presents this year?

During a dinner party over the holidays one of our guests asked the question:  “Did anyone use Bitcoin to buy Christmas presents this year?”

Most of the people at the table thought it was a silly question but the more we discussed the digital currency, the more we discovered how interesting it was.  Everyone had heard of Bitcoin but no one really knew much about it, and no one in our group had ever owned any Bitcoin or ever made any transactions with it.

What is Bitcoin, where did it come from and where is it going?

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Biopharma conference confirms partnering trends

At a recent BioPharma conference organized by the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (A.S.A.P.) in Boston, impressive examples of strategic alliances and advanced partnering solutions were put forth and discussed by professionals in the industry.

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Humanist Values Trump All Others

Humanist values are universal and trump all others as an overriding principal of conduct in business relations.

As a strategic alliance expert who makes his living designing and optimizing international ecosystems, I often come across the issue of “cultural differences.”  How do we achieve maximum efficiency and optimal team work across vast areas of beliefs, education, behaviors and organizational structures? [Read more…]

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