Alliance Perspectives

The implicit understanding among Alliance members is that, in exchange for their willingness to share their own experience and knowledge, they gain access to the extraordinary collective wisdom of the Alliance community of CEOs. Our members do amazing things and here we've collected some of their lessons learned to preserve and highlight the wealth of knowledge in our membership. Alliance Founder & CEO, Paul Witkay, also shares his perspectives on topics such as leadership, strategy and innovation.

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Preparing for the Next Wave in Data Privacy
June 01, 2018

Alliance members Ian Cohen of Experian Consumer Services, Himanshu Dwivedi of Data Theorem, Ted Elliott of Jobscience, Ju-kay Kwek of Switchboard Software, Ersin Uzun of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and Christy Wyatt of Dtex Systems, discuss the sweeping new Data Privacy and GDPR rules taking effect, and how organizations should reconsider the ‘what, where and why’ behind their data practices.

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Case categories include: Finance   Human Resources   International Business   Marketing   Operations   Sales   Strategy & Planning   Technology   Trends   

David Gensler

Developing in the Developing World
July 25, 2011

David Gensler of global architecture and design firm Gensler shares his strategy on building thriving, high-performance offices in developing countries. Though the firm's initial foray -- into China -- proved difficult, it sparked unique ideas that have benefitted future efforts.

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Case categories include: International Business   Strategy & Planning   

Raju Reddy

Global Expansion Strategy Viable For Many
January 29, 2010

Many CEOs will take a deep breath before even thinking about putting down a permanent footprint overseas. For years, global operations have been the province of the large firm, but this is changing. Alliance member Raju Reddy, CEO of Sierra Atlantic, stepped into China in August of 2007 without any major hiccups, and in two years has doubled the size of his China team, supporting global sales. Moreover, he is generating significant revenues from sales within China. Sierra Atlantic was only a $56 million revenue firm at that time.

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Case categories include: International Business   

Robert Sher

Generalities about China
July 16, 2006

Summary: CEO travels to China for the first time and sees the richness and complexity in the business environment there. With an excellent guide and clear objectives, he came back with four key lessons.

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Case categories include: International Business   

Ed Kit

Intelligent Off-Shoring
February 06, 2006

A company finds an excellent way of managing off-shoring, taking advantage of the positives while avoiding the pitfalls. Blending the efforts of on-shoring with off-shoring and a commitment to close management are key.

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Case categories include: Human Resources   International Business   Operations   

Dave Seldon

Forming Productive Friendships in Asia
January 16, 2006

A seasoned global executive intentionally cultivates the friendship of a company president in Asia and pulls down the big order. When problems crop up, the President relies on the friendship to save his job and his lifestyle. The Asian custom of entering friendships for profit is explained.

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Case categories include: International Business   Leadership   

Pat Moultrup

Avoiding Costly Surprises When Going Global
December 10, 2005

A firm signs leases overseas and discovers some nasty surprises that cost it big bucks. Some simple but key steps are discussed to avoid being surprised by local rules, laws and practices.

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Case categories include: International Business   Operations