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Informing Strategic Planning While Navigating Global Upheaval

How does an organization adapt when a once‐in‐a‐century global event turns their industry upside down? And how does an organization plan amidst tremendous uncertainty? These are the questions our biopharma client asked us in 2020. As our client embarked on a strategic planning exercise, they sought to respond proactively to COVID’s impact on their organization and …

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Applying the Desirability-Feasibility-Viability Framework to Innovation

Our innovation work with food clients often focuses on how to formulate products to meet consumer preferences, tastes, or trends. Want to reduce sugar? Incorporate clean label ingredients? Use alternative proteins? Introduce natural colors? Or do you want to meet another consumer demand? Regardless of the goal, our clients share similar questions and challenges. How …

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Design Thinking for Product Development

As innovation advisors, a design thinking approach underlies our work. We know design thinking improves the product development process and helps innovators develop solutions that have a more meaningful impact. Why? Because design thinking enables us — and our clients — to start with the customer or end-user. We identify problems that they’re having and …

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