Month: February 2015

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The Innovation Garage and Ideas on Procurement

Special Thanks to our friend Susan Avery at for the great interview and article! The Innovation Garage and Ideas on Procurement By Susan Avery February 18, 2015 at 1:07 PM Our Contributing Editor Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi caught up recently with Craig Demarest of R.J. Reynolds to talk about ISM-Carolinas Virginia and its spring conference…
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Increasing Speed to Market – Focus on Development and Execution

“Ideas are Easy, Execution is the Hard Part.” Guy Kawasaki The History books and the patent portfolios of many great and in some cases, no longer existing global companies are filled with tremendous innovations, that never made it to market. The innovations were held close to the vest, in secret, keeping the idea tightly guarded.…
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Got Strategy, But No Momentum? 3 Things You Can Do.

We all know the scenario. Weeks, months, maybe even a full year of planning, debate, re-planning, more debate and then finally… consensus. We have THE PLAN! It’s a 1, 3 or 5 year Strategic Plan that ensures our organization will revitalize and grow. A sure thing. Leather bound binders are put together to demonstrate how…
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