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The Behemoth Swallows a PillPack: Amazon Invades Healthcare

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The Behemoth Swallows a PillPack: Amazon Invades Healthcare

Can Amazon truly end up directly serving patients and pharmaceutical customers on a massive scale? And can it do it effectively? Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
09/9/2021


For Fossil-Fuel Titans Looking to Pivot to Sustainable Models, Partnerships Will Be Key

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For Fossil-Fuel Titans Looking to Pivot to Sustainable Models, Partnerships Will Be Key

Posted By Jon Lavietes and Michael Burke, Thursday, June 24, 2021 With the Q2 2021 Strategic Alliance Quarterly wending its way to your mailboxes and inboxes as we write this, we thought we would give you a glimpse of the discussions we had in putting together the issue’s cover story on the... Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
06/24/2021


“Golden Minutes”: How International SOS and Workplace Options Coalesced to Help Clients Quickly in M

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“Golden Minutes”: How International SOS and Workplace Options Coalesced to Help Clients Quickly in M

Later this month, we will publish the next profile in our series of exclusive online articles examining the 2020 ASAP Alliance Excellence Award nominees. Over the course of the last four months, ASAP members have read the inspiring stories of Banistmo and Reciclar Paga’s groundbreaking... Continue Reading

06/2/2020


Q2 Strategic Alliance Quarterly Examines How Alliance Teams Are Handling COVID-19 | ASAP Members Dis

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Q2 Strategic Alliance Quarterly Examines How Alliance Teams Are Handling COVID-19 | ASAP Members Dis

When COVID-19 forced us here in the United States into self-isolation in mid-March, we at ASAP’s editorial operation were finalizing our pre-planned in-depth features for the Q2 2020 edition of Strategic Alliance Quarterly, due to hit ASAP member mailboxes in May. Were we to wait until the... Continue Reading

05/11/2020


Partnering Superheroes | Who Better to Combine Collaborative Leadership Skills with Strategic Vision

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Partnering Superheroes | Who Better to Combine Collaborative Leadership Skills with Strategic Vision

Superhero movies are definitely, as the kids say, “a thing.” They’re fun and exciting, a great way to liven up a long winter night. But do superheroes really exist, and could they have any relevance for us in terms of business strategy? I didn’t think so, but recently I was... Continue Reading

04/17/2020


Strategic Alliance Quarterly Q2 Outtakes: How Alliance Managers Keep Data Alliances from Running Afo

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Strategic Alliance Quarterly Q2 Outtakes: How Alliance Managers Keep Data Alliances from Running Afo

We’re deep in the throes of assembling our Q2 2020 edition of Strategic Alliance Quarterly, which means we’ve gathered insights from a number of ASAP members and friends of the community. As is always the case, not every useful tidbit of information we’ve gleaned will make it... Continue Reading

04/4/2020


It’s Here: New Handbook Supplement Covers IT Partnering Principles and Practices

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It’s Here: New Handbook Supplement Covers IT Partnering Principles and Practices

Nothing remains static for long—not in alliances and partnering, and not in most industries today. Take your eye off the ball, and you may miss an important trend with far-reaching implications. Drift away from strategy and lose focus, and your competitive edge may be eroded as well.... Continue Reading

02/29/2020


Back to the…Mainframe? Not Exactly, but the Cloud Is Changing ISV-GSI Governance into a Blend of Old

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Back to the…Mainframe? Not Exactly, but the Cloud Is Changing ISV-GSI Governance into a Blend of Old

We’ve reached the latter stages of the editing process for the Q1 issue of Strategic Alliance Quarterly, coming out soon. As always, we have some great material that didn’t make the cut for the magazine, so we wanted to use this space to pass along some of the insights that emerged... Continue Reading

02/21/2020


Q4 Strategic Alliance Quarterly Sourcing Outtakes: The Power of the First Draft, Ever-Changing Tech

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Q4 Strategic Alliance Quarterly Sourcing Outtakes: The Power of the First Draft, Ever-Changing Tech

In our upcoming issues of Strategic Alliance Monthly and Strategic Alliance Quarterly, we will examine the changing nature of supplier collaborations in today’s business world. In a lengthy feature for Strategic Alliance Quarterly, we dive deep into how advanced digital technologies are... Continue Reading

12/11/2019


Alignment, Agility, and ‘Leadership IQ’ | Alliance leaders always have driven alignment. But what do

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Alignment, Agility, and ‘Leadership IQ’ | Alliance leaders always have driven alignment. But what do

As an alliance leader, I used to spend 70 percent of my time not working with partners, but working on aligning internally. The concept of creating value through partnering was brand new for our leaders. We’d never walk into a meeting without a pre-meeting. Building alignment stole time away... Continue Reading

11/27/2019


Supplier-User Collaboration Requires More Than Advanced Technology—Alliance Management Is Needed, To

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Supplier-User Collaboration Requires More Than Advanced Technology—Alliance Management Is Needed, To

The World Economic Forum (WEF) issued a white paper this month calling for all players along the manufacturing chain to expedite the adoption of advanced digital technologies that enhance the collaborative supply chain. WEF has given the industry plenty of homework in the directives it detailed in... Continue Reading

11/13/2019


Here’s to Another Alliance Launch

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Here’s to Another Alliance Launch

Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Alliances win—and the profession of alliance management advances—when we partner together to meet the challenges ahead. In this “best of the past” issue of Strategic Alliance Quarterly, we’re actually embarking at the same time... Continue Reading

by Michael Burke
10/31/2019