Safety. From the head and the heart

On April 20th, I have the honor of representing my organization in an open panel discussion with esteemed colleagues from some of the largest global brands. The topic of conversation won’t be centered on the monetization of big data, managing asset efficiency or any of the other “sexy” topics of the month. You may find it surprising to know that our time and attention will be focused on one of the most important (but least mastered) subjects facing any…

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Lean startup expertise to effectively guide entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs through launch and growth acceleration.

Starting a new enterprise is a rewarding but tumultuous experience. The journey is riddled with uncertainty, hidden pitfalls, competitors, and grueling hard work. All of this is compounded by the fact that very few startups or small businesses have the infinite amount of experience, time, human capital or capital to weather all of the potential…

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Is your company serious about innovation?

Having a successful innovation program is more than just simply crowdsourcing ideas, more than a sophisticated tool to manage it, and it’s more than throwing money at something and expecting great things to happen. It’s more than process improvement and it’s more than simply trying to squeeze money out of a mature process or product. Innovation is different…It looks different, feels different, acts different, and sounds different.

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Interview – A Day in the Life of a “Starr” Citizen

Dmitriy Navichonak is a Senior Analyst at Starr & Associates. He has a deep background in developing business intelligence solutions by leveraging the latest in data management technology. Dmitriy has a wide range of skills from customized visualization of data to database management. He is heavily involved in intelligence solutions innovation and forensic data analysis in order to unlock….

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Competitive Analysis

Assessing the “Intent” in Strategic Intent – Pt. 1

I recently took an executive education course in which I was asked the question, “What is Strategy?”As I listened to a myriad of answers, all of which could have been correct in my opinion, the course instructor put a counter-intuitive spin on the answer. “Strategy” as it pertains to business always seems to give the connotation of plans for future action. Most of us tend to think of “strategy” as…

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