Chapter 6

The Three Laws in Multipartner Groups

WITH THE THREE LAWS OF BUSINESS COMBINATIONS under your belt, you will see the world differently. Everywhere you look, you will see business combinations. This is not an illusion. You probably already have many business relationships, and you will still need more. Competition in many businesses has become a battle of group versus group. To succeed in this world, you will need to manage well not just one combination, but a whole portfolio of deals.

This chapter will explain how to do just that. Managing multipartner groups is both simpler and harder than it sounds. Simpler, because the same laws that you now understand well also apply to groups. Harder, because applying these laws to many deals ...

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