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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Partner Strategies Explained – Podcast Part II

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

  • geographies – worldwide partner networks on all continentsall_globe_rgb
  • 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/

 

 

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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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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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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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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MDG Success Event 23 Sept 2013

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Success Event this Monday will review and renew the progress being made towards the eight international development goals agreed to by all 189 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations.

MDG Success Event: 23 September, 2013

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Is the apprenticeship model still relevant?

Apprenticeship is a model of training passed down from one generation to the next.  The explicit goal is to pass along a specific competency, a basic set of skills, in a structured manner.  Most of the training is on-the-job working/learning within the framework of a formal agreement.

Is the apprenticeship model still relevant? [Read more…]

Governance as a Service

Governance as a Service is a concept which is catching on quickly in the corporate world as a separate process from the traditional leadership and decision-making processes. [Read more…]

Strategic alliances and the profession

Strategic alliances is a profession onto itself.  Where the profession lies within corporate or not for profit organizations is an interesting question which was bantered about recently at the global summit of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP).

The strategic alliance profession is growing and ASAP is the leading association in the field.  Their role is to promote the profession and the discipline of alliances, partnerships and channel development.  The profession is relatively recent in the business world and the emergence of executives with titles such as Chief Alliance Officer, Alliance Director or Partner Manager are cropping up more frequently in resumes and professional profiles. [Read more…]

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