“I alone against my brother;
I and my brother against my cousin;
I, my brother and my cousin, against my family; I and my family against my village;
I and my village against the foreigner.”
“The problem with alliances is that allies have opinions . . .”
This chapter analyzes the role of organizational alliances in implementing the six types of attack and the eight types of defense. We shall divide the analysis into three elements: first, we need to recognize that there are 13 distinct types of organizational alliances; second, we’ll look at the general advantages and disadvantages of alliances; and third, besides the general characteristics of all alliances, there ...