Driving innovation with emotional intelligence

Driving innovation with emotional intelligence

March 10, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

The world watched in wonder in February as NASA’s robotic rover Perseverance successfully landed on the surface of Mars with the goal of searching for evidence of past life on the red planet. The technology itself was, of course, astounding. But what really captivated the public was the video taken by a couple of miniature…

How to fix what the innovation economy broke about America

How to fix what the innovation economy broke about America

February 22, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Valerie Moreno laughed out loud when I asked if her family received regular medical checkups. “Oh my gosh, no!” she said. “We have to be dying before we see a doctor.”  The reason why wasn’t a mystery. Valerie, who was dressed in a sweatshirt and jeans, her dark hair showing a few grays, pulled her…

Digital innovation in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries

Digital innovation in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries

January 29, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

The pharmaceutical and chemicals industries are no strangers to digital technology, with decades of experimentation using data and statistical techniques to improve productivity and innovation. But the results were historically disappointing relative to the promise. Over the past two or three years, the pace of digital transformation is increasing thanks to the improved performance, power,…

How the US lost its way on innovation

How the US lost its way on innovation

September 8, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

In early March I started getting calls from people trying to respond to what was clearly turning into a global pandemic. A government agency that funds R&D wanted help connecting its research teams with experts on scale-up and manufacturing. An academic lab was searching for folks in government or industry who knew about the ventilator…

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How the US lost its way on innovation

June 17, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

In early March I started getting calls from people trying to respond to what was clearly turning into a global pandemic. A government agency that funds R&D wanted help connecting its research teams with experts on scale-up and manufacturing. An academic lab was searching for folks in government or industry who knew about the ventilator…