When companies join forces--whether on research or as full-scale partners--they often tend to emphasize the legal or financial aspects of the deal. But smart managers know that alliances involve much more. Like human relationships, business partnerships are living systems that have endless possibilities. And companies that know how to tap those possibilities and manage alliances effectively have a key corporate asset. Rosabeth Moss Kanter calls it a collaborative advantage. After completing a study of more than 37 companies from 11 parts of the world, Kanter concludes that relationships between companies grow or fail much like relationships between people. By paying attention to the human aspects of alliances, managers can leverage the maximum value from them, Kanter believes. Examples of companies enjoying a collaborative advantage today are FCB and Publicis; Northern Telecom and Matra Hachette; and the European Retail Alliances partners, Ahold, Argyll, and Groupe Casino.
- 1994 Harvard Business School Publishing - HBR
Choosing a Book Format
EPUB is the standard publishing format used by many e-book readers including iBooks, Easy Reader, VoiceDream Reader, etc. This is the most popular and widely used format.
DAISY format is used by GoRead, Read2Go and most Kurzweil devices.
Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
Accessible Word format can be unzipped and opened in any tool that supports .docx files.