Outsourcing Venture Magazine (forthcoming)"
Is your outsourcing venture a vendor relationship
or a true partnership? It is critical to know the difference and manage accordingly.
And the dividing line between the two may not be what you think.
CIO Magazine (2005)
The term "outsourcing" is an unfortunate
one. With every outsourced task comes a new responsibility to govern that task
properly and ethically. Denying this amounts to governance myopia.
AOL and Google Marriage Work?
The Providence Journal Op-Ed (2005)
Google's billion-dollar engagement ring to
AOL will not buy love, but it will buy bragging rights, blocking rights, and
building rights. The first two will get all the buzz; but the last is what will
make this marriage succeed or fail.
Sweet Talk: Tough Questions Worth Asking
Milestone Group Newsletter (2004)
How should investors react when they catch
high-tech CEOs singing love songs to each other? First, with cautious optimism.
Second, they should ask some tough questions.
Lessons from the Ford-Firestone Breakup
Bridge Forum Op-Ed (2001)
Firestone's breakup with Ford is the most
public corporate divorce in recent memory. But it is far from unique. We must
learn its lessons.
American Airlines and
Providence Journal Op-Ed (2001)
U.S. Justice Department blocks AA-BA deal.
It does not believe that AA and BA could cooperate in an alliance and still compete
against each other on transatlantic service and fares. In the language of the
go-go 1990s, Justice does not believe in co-opeti.
and Fuji Xerox
Associated Press - excerpts (2001)
Restructuring of Fuji Xerox provides opportunity
to draw lessons from its past success.
Enron Casualty: Trust in Partnerships
Unpublished Op-Ed (2002)
Enron "partnerships" give bad name
to cooperative ventures. But Enron experience also shows investors must consider
the alliances of a firm that fall outside of its legal boundaries.
Microsoft Verdict Reveals
Dark Side of Strategic Alliances
Unpublished Op-Ed (2000)
Judge Penfield Jackson’s verdict in
the Microsoft anti-trust case last week should be required reading for any corporate
strategist contemplating an alliance with another firm. It shines a spotlight
on the dark side of alliances that is often hidden.