The Great Digital Divide and Charlie Rose

I was travelling from New York to Nashville on a Delta flight a few months ago, and in walked Charlie Rose.

Charlie is an outstanding interview journalist and one of my favorite relaxing activities is to go to his website – www.charlierose.com and browse through the thousands of fascinating one-to-one discussions he has carried out over several decades.

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Alliances as a Service

Alliances are powerful partnering strategies to help companies and organizations to grow their revenues and extend their capabilities. Alliances as a Service is an efficient, cost effective way to create and sustain a value-added network of strategic alliance business and technology partners. [Read more…]

Observations from my week in Paris

First of all, deepest condolences to the loved ones and friends of those innocents who have lost their lives or have been injured in many different ways.

This attack, coming ten months after the Charlie Hebdo killings, has hit much deeper and more personal into the French territory. This is the French 9/11. It changes things for France and for Europe. We will now test the Schengen agreements and the open Europe will close a little more. [Read more…]

The Future of Work

Digital workspaces are changing the ways we are organized and the ways in which we interact with each other to produce goods and services.

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What’s next for the European Union?

The banks are open again in Greece but withdrawal limits remain in place. Bridge loans have provided temporary relief to a bankrupt country.

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Megatrends in Digital Transformations and New Ecosystems

The digital transformations, occurring across all sectors of activities, are truly changing the way we live and work. Information is now the most precious natural resource we have and the ability to mine it, refine it, transform it into something useful is revolutionizing our societies. As we transform into a digital economy, new business and technology ecosystems are proliferating at an accelerating rate. [Read more…]

Partner Strategies Explained – Podcast Part II

Business partner strategies are outstanding ways to grow your revenues and capabilities across multiple dimensions:

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  • accounts – framework agreements with large global clients
  • industries – deep subject matter expertise across sectors
  • offerings – full service capabilities by leveraging partner skills
  • knowledge – shared templates, qualifications and best practices

Please click on the link below to listen to the second part of the business radio interview we carried out recently with a few select partners who explain the value of the ecosystem for their firms.

http://atlantabusinessradio.businessradiox.com/2015/03/09/partner-strategies/

 

 

Business Partnering Ecosystems – Podcast Part 1

International business development to grow revenues and capabilities can be done in three ways:

  • Build it yourself – organic growth
  • Buy it – mergers & acquisitions
  • Partner – strategic alliances and value networks

My firm, Alliances Progress, was invited to be interviewed on the subject of collaborative frameworks and how they work to grow businesses internationally through strategic alliances and business ecosystems.  Here is the link to that interview:

http://atlantabusinessradio.businessradiox.com/2015/02/12/alliances-progress/

 

 

 

 

 

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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