Strategy and Planning

There Is No Such Thing as a Free Launch!

One of the things I’ve enjoyed about working with The NemetzGroup is the exposure to so many organizations and the amazing work they are doing for patients. We are fortunate to work with clients of all sizes, whose products are at various stages of their life cycle. But the angst around how to achieve a… Read the full article…
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Making Virtual Workshops Work

Workshops, whether in the form of a half-day strategy session, a company-wide offsite or some other configuration, have one thing in common: They represent an opportunity for a group of people to come together in real time — to establish connections, share information, generate solutions, and achieve clear objectives. When done well, they are more… Read the full article…
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What’s Different Now

In just one month, life for all of us has changed dramatically. This week, we learned that the new normal would extend at least through April, probably longer. Thoughts and Observations The concept of time is unfamiliar. Yes, the weekdays and weekends have merged. But the workday itself is also different. Although many of us had already… Read the full article…
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Right-Sized Strategy

Many years ago, when we first started working with emerging life sciences companies to provide a roadmap for the commercialization of their technologies, we began with a list of essential activities and the corresponding budget that would be required. Our approach has always been to ensure those activities are synchronized with the product’s regulatory and… Read the full article…
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Thoughts on Being Human

“Suz, this is an omen.” For more than 27 years, I have been blessed to work with the same executive assistant. I know how long it’s been because Georgia started with me when my daughter, Ariel, was seven months old and, you guessed, she is now 27 (Ariel, that is). What Georgia knows about me professionally… Read the full article…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Are Your Assumptions Serving You Well?

Ah, June, the season of life transitions — weddings, graduations, school progression and, with the year nearly half over, a reminder to reflect on where we have been and where we are going in 2019.I had such an opportunity, recently, as I listened to the commencement speakers at my son, Jonathan’s, college graduation (empty nest, here we come).… Read the full article…
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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…
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