Advance Praise for REMIX STRATEGY

The first book to explain the critical concepts behind successful business combination – and provide immediately actionable insights.  Remix Strategy is a must read for managers in business strategy, corporate development, and corporate alliances. — Russ Buchanan, Vice President, Worldwide Alliances, Xerox Corporation, Chairman Emeritus, Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals

Remix Strategy provides a clear framework focused on value creation that will support managers working with business combinations at all stages — from inception through deal negotiation and implementation to termination. The tools in the book address day to day challenges of identifying, delivering, and sharing value in combinations. An entertaining read that will benefit everyone working with business partnerships. — Nigel Sheail, Head of Business Development and Licensing, Bayer Healthcare AG

The ideas in Remix Strategy are creative, unique, and perhaps transformative. Today’s dynamic, shape-shifting business environment requires companies to acquire, divest, merge, ally, and partner, whether to innovate or just survive. This useful book reveals the fundamental laws of collaboration that lead to success. ––  Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School; author, MOVE, Supercorp, and Confidence

Whether you are an investor evaluating the value of a business combination, a director reviewing the firm’s alliance strategy, or an executive considering a partnership, Remix Strategy gives you the tools to understand and unlock value. Gomes-Casseres (re)mixes case studies with practical tools that you can use right “out of the box.” It’s modern business thinking for modern business times.  —  Mike Bellissimo, Enterprise Vice President, Humana Inc.

A fascinating roadmap to creating and capturing value through business combinations. Gomes-Casseres provides the tools you need to identify, govern, and share joint value, and illustrates through numerous case studies how to make critical choices in designing and executing business combinations. — Martin Fleming, IBM Chief Economist, Vice President, Business Performance Services, IBM Corporation

An excellent perspective on the role of alliances in strategy execution and ecosystem development. Gomes-Casseres’ three fundamental rules result in a pragmatic set of management tools, structures, and guidelines that equip leaders for a future in which collaboration between businesses is essential for survival. — Cees Bijl, Head of Emerging Business Areas, Head of Group Strategy and Alliances, Philips International BV

A powerful paradigm for prospering in a rapidly changing environment, rooted in three critical tools to evaluate and develop strategic business options. Gomes-Casseres shows how these tools can be applied in different scenarios with practical real-world examples. — Steve Steinhilber, Vice President of Industry Solutions Partner Ecosystems, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Author, Strategic Alliances