PartnerHacker Daily #251: Time to Play a New Game

When everyone zigs, you zag

You don't have to win at the game that everyone else is playing. You only need to win the game you're playing.

Instead of playing by everyone else's rules, start playing by yours.

What's one partner-first play you can attempt that no one else is thinking of? What's one thing your company normally does alone that you can bring a partner in on?

Try it.

Not all integrations are partnerships

When is an integration a partnership? Not everyone agrees that integrations = partnerships.

They can be, but a true partnership requires a deeper level of connection.

Check out Jessie Shipman's take on partnerships and integrations.

Screenshot of Jessie Shipman's LinkedIn post about partnerships and integrations.
Click here to leave a comment and join the discussion.

JPM 2023 shifts to partnerships

"The only way to get through 2023 is locking arms and forming trust-based relationships and feeling like I can trust what the person on the other side of the table was saying when we're working together." – Vineeta Agarwala, M.D., Ph.D., general partner at Andreessen Horowitz

This year, the J.P Morgan Healthcare Conference took a turn toward partnerships. Typically the conference is centered around venture capital and healthcare startups.

But now that budgets are starting to dry up, investors are looking for new ways to deploy their capital. And partnerships are at the center of those discussions.

"I’m hoping there is an operating model that’s less around 'I want to competitively win my market' and more around 'I want to win with an ecosystem together in a way that’s robust.' To me, that mindset will matter," — Hemant Taneja, CEO and managing director at General Catalyst

Check out the full article here.  


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Meme of the Day

Meme. Not all integrations are partnerships.
Thanks for the meme Jessie Shipman!

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