It seems that collaboration is everywhere nowadays. Whether it is Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber producing a number 1 single, designer Tommy Hilfiger and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton delivering exclusive clothing lines to Apple putting CarPlay into a variety of cars. Everyone seems to be doing collaborations, even businesses. But are they all successful? And if so, were they successful due to chance, a heroic individual, or by careful design? And can we learn from this?
Given the relevance of collaboration to all us, both buyer and seller alike, a few of my colleagues (Jim Bergman, John Davies, Michael Frith and Greg Laxton) and I have started another blog, Collaborative Contracting, to try and help demystify this topic and provide practical, implementable solutions. Importantly, this blog is not about marketing you a paid service or training course, getting a high page ranking or collecting email addresses for on-selling, and this includes comments (see the comments section below for rules on comments). Instead, we are trying to create a not-for-profit Collaborative Contracting Community of Practice (CoP) to help socialise and advance this interesting and relevant commercial field.
While I will continue to write this PBC Blog, you’ll also find me writing for Collaborative Contracting blog as well. I hope to see you there in the future to learn and discuss this fascinating and evolving topic.