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Some people have worked out long time ago that, at the very least, collaboration equals saving. In itself, this may be all that is needed for a collaboration to produce the desired outcomes. Personally I think might be cutting it short of the full potential that a collaborative […]

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I recently came across the term ‘collaborative capitalist’, which was in reference to Margaret Heffernan, the author of A Bigger Prize. I have not read the book and so can’t really comment much. But judging by what information is available, it seems that Ms Heffernan makes a critical […]

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In all honesty, the supply of good examples about how well collaboration works is almost endless.  When I say good examples, I do not exclusively mean great collaboration stories.  It is more about facets of collaboration that can be valuable to an increasing number of people who recognise […]

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Collaboration, Not Competition: A Winning Small Business Strategy No matter how many times it’s repeated, it is worth doing so again for the simple reason that the message that collaboration is ‘good for you, your business and your life’ should be more of a mantra until we start […]

On CO-OPERATION (Guest Blog by Ross Wiseman)

I have had a long, meaningful and warm, but oftentimes troublesome relationship with the word ‘co-operation’.  Having been a professional working in the ‘Co-operative Sector’ (housing co-ops precisely) for many years, one of my major tasks was to educate new (and old) co-op members about the literal and […]

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Why Women Collaborate, Men Work Alone, And Everybody’s Angry Australia’s Governor General recently delivered this year’s Boyer Lectures that were a little refreshing compared to what has been served up to the engaged public recently.  Specifically, I am impressed with the willingness of Ms Bryce to call things […]

There’s nothing like intensive collaborative learning: ROADMENDER Micro-workshop (Part 1 of 2)

Last week, with the sponsorship of the Macquarie Group, ROADMENDER delivered a micro-workshop as part of the national Changemakers Festival which featured over 150 events across Australia. ROADMENDER delivered its signature style workshop which focused on exploring a range of collaboration concepts such as the “collaboration premium”, “collaboration […]

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Why Collaborating Creatively With Your Customers Helps You Transcend Being Just Another Brand An interesting thing I’ve observed is that as the practice of collaboration is becoming more sophisticated, the practitioners and strategists alike are becoming innovative and creative as well. So when Ethan Song, CEO of the […]

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Collaboration key to job creation At the risk of extolling too much that collaboration is the answer to all problems, I have to say I like hearing that there are more and more simple and direct arguments for collaboration.  When we mention jobs now I am sure that […]

The ‘D’ word and collaboration

I recently spoke to a colleague who noted that collaboration is all the rage now.  I suppose I never thought of collaboration as being űber cool, but I got the sentiment of the observation.  Often, many things in business, government and life in general become popular at some point.  […]