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Interview with David Carmouche, MD

Key take-aways:

  • Understanding your potential partner’s business models and mindset are important first steps for developing mutually-beneficial collaborative solutions.
  • Opening up a partnership dialogue driven by inquiry as opposed to forced solutions helps quell tensions bred from historic misunderstanding and lack of trust.
  • Innovative, collaborative solutions do not develop overnight – it takes time to identify a shared vision, align stakeholders, and overcome obstacles. Patience, persistence, and grit are key competencies for success.
  • We would all make progress if we had more people who had the skills and capabilities to reach across sectors and put themselves in the other side’s shoes.