Tag Archives: Risk Management

Must… Resist… The “Brother-In-Law Network”

January 24, 2011

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All too often, the following conversation happens in businesses everywhere: “We need to find someone to help us make this widget.” – “I have a friend/relative/golf buddy who does that.  Let’s go with them!” Doing business with someone you know through personal connections is a common practice.  It has its benefits:  you think you know […]

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NPI: Start With The Product

November 7, 2010

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There are three distinct phases in any product’s life cycle:  New Product Introduction (NPI), Sustaining, and End of Life (EOL). Most of the similarities between the industries I have worked in, and the applicable lessons learned, are in the first phase:  NPI. These lessons will be covered through a series of articles, each covering a […]

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