CBP-40: The Collaborative Economy

collaborative economy

Late 90s when I spoke to audiences about ebusiness I always used Amazon.com as an example. At that time Amazon was an online bookseller and many people felt that it would never be a serious competitor. Why would people buy books online? And even if they did, Amazon is an American reseller and we are in Europe. Nowadays Amazon is much more than just a book seller with local stores in many … [Read more...]

CBP-39: Enter collaboration only as a last resort, with Dave Brock

Enter collaboration only as a last resort, with Dave Brock

Today I am in conversation with Dave Brock, who is the CEO of Partners in Excellence; a consultancy with 15 people around the world. In our conversation we explore many elements of collaboration. Like how to keep people in different time zones and places in the world in sync and in-collaboration and we talk about how to partner with your customers. Dave’s advice to people or companies … [Read more...]

A vitamin pill for your alliances and partnerships

Partnership Optimization Workshop

"It feels like I have taken a vitamin pill today" That was the response of one of the participants of the previous Partnership Optimization Workshop. The participants in the workshop were representatives from two companies who have already been in a strategic alliance together for multiple years. Both parties were looking to create new partnerships in areas beyond their current … [Read more...]

CBP-38: Collaboration is a journey, with William Buist

CBP38 - Collaboration is a journey, with William Buist

William Buist is the owner of the company Abelard, that he describes as a collaborative consultancy. The prime role of Abelard is to help business owners and directors to develop and grow their business to get real clarity about their business and with whom they need to be working. From that perspective William is working closely in collaboration with his clients to ensure the best joint results. … [Read more...]

The email excellence challenge

The email excellence challenge: no mail!

Personal productivity has always had my interest. I have read the books by David Allen on “Getting things done” (GTD) and I attended his seminars a couple of times. I have installed many tools to make work life more efficient and hence increase productivity. I have also given workshops on the topic and I am coaching people to help them increase their own personal productivity. An increased … [Read more...]