Organizational Development and Culture
Reverse Mentoring with Up-and-Coming Talent
|In the accelerated, high-stakes world of biopharma, thinking big, thinking fast, and thinking smart, isn’t just an option — it’s a priority. Why then, are we not tapping into our most educated generation and exploring what millennials have to offer? (A rhetorical question, for sure.) Millennials bring a unique viewpoint, one that not only enables… Read the full article…|
Commercialization Street Smarts to Inform Your S-1 Business Section
|Over the past several years, The NemetzGroup has worked with numerous clients to develop key aspects of their S-1 filings — coordinating with bankers, attorneys, internal staff, and many more attorneys, all with the goal of helping these companies achieve successful public offerings. Within the S-1, effective crafting of the Business Section is critical. If you… Read the full article…|
An Abundance of Riches in Uncertain Times
|Pandemic or not, our industry continues to speed along at an accelerated pace. Of course, the routines have changed — virtual calls instead of conference rooms, homemade coffee instead of a morning meeting at the nearest Starbucks, and much more. But the work itself continues, unabated. As part of our mission to support early- to mid-stage… Read the full article…|
Industry Leaders Speak
|Over the past month, Frank Dolan of Arsenal Advisors has interviewed more than 30 leaders and experts in our industry — one each day and still counting! Among those interviewed were leaders in biopharma companies, industry influencers, digital marketing firms, media figures, and advisors. The conversations were wide-ranging (I listened to nearly all of them), covering leadership,… Read the full article…|
Spotlight on Transitions
|This topic of “transition” came home to me (literally and figuratively) over the Thanksgiving holiday. With our adult kids returning, my husband and I decided it was time to have them go through their “bins” and throw out, donate, or take back with them, their childhood. The bins in question are tools we employed over… Read the full article…|
Is Your Networking Not Working?
|Networking! You know, that activity that one either embraces or goes running away from as quickly as possible. For many, the word evokes a grueling, overwhelming, unnatural process, and something that requires stepping way out of one’s comfort zone. But I have two pieces of good news… First, networking is an incredibly effective tool for… Read the full article…|
Are You Inspiring Inspiration?
|It’s no secret that the topic of commercialization can be quite tedious in most of the environments we all work. We live in a world of PowerPoint templates, changing teams, external vendors, timelines, budgets, and shiny-object-chasing executives (you know who you are). In most cases, though, the day to day routine and grind is not what… Read the full article…|
Optimizing Your Essential Commercialization Teams
|For those of you following closely (thank you!), you may recall that in an earlier e-conversation — 21st Century Commercialization — More than a Point in Time! — we defined commercialization as neither a function nor a process. Rather, we think of it as a “mindset” — something present from the very beginning of product… Read the full article…|
Where Are Decisions Made in Your Organization (And Why Does It Matter)?
|Can you draw it? At your next company lunch and learn, try this experiment: Ask ten people from different functions to take a blank piece of flip chart paper (assuming you still have flip charts!). Then ask them to draw a picture of how key decisions are made in your organization. You might even give… Read the full article…|
The Future Is Now
|Back in the early 2000s, I was head of commercial strategy at Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I remember saying to then CEO, Mark Levin, that we had an opportunity to define how the company vision, “Transcend the Limits of Medicine,”could be translated at the customer level. This was a once-in-a-career role. I was able to surround… Read the full article…|