Per William Bratton: “Collaborate or Perish!”

Collaborate or Perish!: Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World

Open Discussion on the Book Written by William Bratton and Zachary Tumin

Tuesday evening 02.07.12 at 7

Greetings All,

A dire warning: “Collaborate or Perish.”  Is it true? The world is shrinking daily and the problems that once seemed distant are now directly affecting you or they are threatening to. Can you ignore the growing din? Many think that they are truly collaborating yet often run in the same tight circles without accomplishing much. William Bratton offers a new, wider, and more intense view of collaborating than ever before. He shows the pertinence of building staunch collaborative networks that can affect social, political, military, educational, corporate, environmental and global change. What’s in it for you? Lots, if played correctly.

Bratton has served as top cop in Los Angeles and in New York City and senior researcher Zachary Tumin sits high at the Harvard Kennedy School. Together they have developed the model and scorecard for forging, validating, and judging effective collaborative relationships. They speak to a wide and diverse cacophony of exploding demands and situations. Some of their “collaborators” were once “competitors or adversaries.” Bratton’s expertise was born of needing to makes substantial changes with siren-blaring immediacy.

You can be one of the connected or the unconnected, you decide.

“Collaborate or Perish” Points for Discussion:

  • Are you a “collaborator” or do you prefer to work alone? Is it working for you?
  • How are “collaborating” and “networking different?”
  • How really connected are you? Expand
  • What does “vision” have to do with collaboration?
  • Do “boundaries” have to be: “barricades?”
  • How do you “rightsize problems?” Why?
  • In the digital New World Order it is all about “platform” Do you have one?
  • What does it mean to “make collaboration pay in the right currency?”
  • Is “personal collaboration” different from “corporate collaboration?”
  • In what ways does “technology help or hurt collaboration?”
  •  How do you know when you are successfully collaborating?
  • Ultimately, is what you are doing creating solutions? For what?

 “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin

Following $timulus we move to Steak & Shake for more collaboration.

Join us, won’t you?



Are you a collaborator or a “Lone Ranger?”

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About MonteWashburn

Greetings, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Monte, a passionate lover of a great spectrum of nonfiction books and authors and in hoping to provide some guidance to the many currently unemployed or under-employed persons much of the content posted here will revolve around books of the job search, career, entrepreneurial pursuits and personal development. Other related blogs and material will be heralded here as well. And a little fiction just may sneak in as well from time to time. May you find your own stimulus here. Expectantly, Monte
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One Response to Per William Bratton: “Collaborate or Perish!”

  1. Monte –

    Thanks for sharing “Collaborate or Perish!” with your $timulus group! Join us on Facebook ( or Twitter (@BrattonTumin) to join in the conversation. The authors are standing by to comment and interact with you!

    -Phil (for Collaborate or Perish!)

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