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Four Leadership Roles that Foster Innovation

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In my 35+ years of experience leading R&D organizations and ventures, I have witnessed many different leadership roles that help foster innovation.  I’ll discuss four –  the Entrepreneur, the Project leader, the Growth Business Leader, and the Functional Leader.

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Ancient Ales and Chemicals Innovation: Finding Opportunity Among Regulation

Posted on May 18th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Think back to the last time you cooled off with a beer on a warm day, or toasted family and friends during the holidays. Aside from noticing the occasional wheat stalk or conspicuous orange slice on the bottle label, were you ever curious about the ingredients used to brew and formulate your beverage?  Continue reading “Ancient Ales and Chemicals Innovation: Finding Opportunity Among Regulation” »

China´s Mid-market for Chemicals and Innovation

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Many markets in China, including the one for chemicals, have seen a shift towards a stronger mid-level from a previous relatively straightforward split between a small high-end segment of mainly imported products and a much larger low-end segment. Continue reading “China´s Mid-market for Chemicals and Innovation” »

Competent(cy) Innovation

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The goal of innovation should not only be novelty and uniqueness, but to also to commercialize products (and companion products) that have long-term competitive advantage.  Sustained competitive advantage can make a good innovation a great innovation.  Continue reading “Competent(cy) Innovation” »

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