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Tag Archives: Collaboration
In the start up of a business, it’s common for some people to contribute money and others to contribute time and effort with “an understanding” that they will share in the future success of the business. Sometimes “equity earn-ins” are … Continue reading
In her new book, Gail McMeekin has pulled together some really practical advice — – into 12 essential steps. The book is inspiring – with the stories and experience of thirty successful women — and the patterns reinforced with her thirty years … Continue reading
Or better yet, read The Checklist Manifesto by Boston surgeon Atul Gawande. It’s a great read! With compelling stories and diverse examples (from a broad range of occupations including surgical teams, airline pilots, complex construction projects with many subcontractors, restaurants … Continue reading
Check out the article in the August 2011 ABA (American Bar Association) Journal concerning two competing micro brewers who decided to resolve their dispute over brewing a Belgian ale that they both named “Salvation.” http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/bottoms_up_litigation_down_microbrewers_forsake_litigation_opt_for_collabor/ Instead of using adversarial legal tactics and … Continue reading
Entrepreneurs quickly learn that “you can’t do it all yourself.” Partnerships are one way to improve and preserve market position. Especially in difficult times, it is important to focus on core competencies and find partners to help deliver cost-effective solutions … Continue reading