This site will show you a new way of thinking about business combinations and help you make better management decisions. Our perspective is strategic – how do you create joint value, and then earn a return on your investment? That’s a big and important goal, so you need a roadmap to tackle it.
The first thing to realize is that collaboration among two or more organizations is never business as usual. Whatever the shape of the collaboration, success will demand hard thinking about strategic choices, smart negotiation, and careful implementation. Learning to do these things by trial and error is costly, and so is copying “best practices” blindly. What you need is a guide to help you learn lessons that apply to your situation.
This site is such a guide. Papers, posts, and videos explain key findings from research, distill useful practices from experience, and show you how others have succeeded with business combinations. The best way to learn from this material is to start with a few key pieces and browse or follow related links after that. Here is a roadmap:
Comprehensive guide to how to create joint value
- New Book: Remix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations
- Videos of Remix Strategy Presentations and Interviews
Introduction to Alliance Strategy Fundamentals
- Of alliance management: Xerox and Fuji Xerox
- Of contract dispute: Hewlett Packard and Oracle
- Of multipartner group: Star Alliance
Managing multipartner groups
Building an alliance capability
- Classic Book: Mastering Alliance Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide to Design, Organization, and Management
My syllabus for an MBA-level course on Remix Strategy is here.
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