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Interview Worth Your Time

We have mentioned before that 2023 is the year The bluEPrint podcast moved from an intermittent thing to a regular weekly piece of content, and we are excited to add our YouTube Channel as one more way to highlight some of the great conversations we are having both at our events and through virtual interviews in between summits. Just before last Christmas we put together, ‘Our Favorite Interviews of 2022’ to showcase some of the discussions we were most proud of in the run-up to this year’s expansion, and then in early April we did another collection, “Showcasing the Interviews…

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NASCES23 in a Nutshell

The 2023 edition of the long-running and successful North American Supply Chain Executive Summit series ran September 11th through the 13th at the historic Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Phoenix, Arizona. It was attended by 640 delegates, speakers, sponsor representatives, and guests from more than 400 different companies and organizations. The agenda included more than 65 keynotes, case studies, workshops, roundtable discussions, focus groups, interactive think tanks, and more. Early feedback has been universally positive, and work is already underway to build upon this success and make next year’s summit event bigger and better. That is the shortest…

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Amir Ghannad, Author of The Transformative Leader and Host of The Transformative Leader Podcast

          — Geoff MicksHead of Content & ResearchExecutive Platforms Geoff joined the industry events business as a conference producer in 2010 after four years working in print media. He has researched, planned, organized, run, and contributed to more than a hundred events across North America and Europe for senior leaders, with special emphasis on the energy, mining, manufacturing, maintenance, supply chain, human resources, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, finance, and sustainability sectors. As part of his role as Head of Content & Research, Geoff hosts Executive Platforms’ bluEPrint Podcast series as well as a weekly blog focusing…

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Drew Dudley, the WSJ-Bestselling Author of This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership that Matters

— Geoff Micks Head of Content & Research Executive Platforms Geoff joined the industry events business as a conference producer in 2010 after four years working in print media. He has researched, planned, organized, run, and contributed to more than a hundred events across North America and Europe for senior leaders, with special emphasis on the energy, mining, manufacturing, maintenance, supply chain, human resources, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, finance, and sustainability sectors. As part of his role as Head of Content & Research, Geoff hosts Executive Platforms’ bluEPrint Podcast series as well as a weekly blog focusing on issues relevant…

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The Looming Talent Crisis, Crunch, and Chaos Bottlenecking the Future of Medicine

In many ways, the next ten years promise to be the single brightest decade the pharmaceutical world has ever seen, and we are speaking about an industry that has gone from strength to strength for most of its history. Not only are Small Molecule products undergoing a renaissance powered in part by Digital Transformation while Large Molecule products are finally enjoying their first Golden Age as a now established and mature biopharmaceutical sector within the larger whole, but a whole new and novel generation of products is at last reaching the tipping point of commercialization and stands at the cusp…

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Avoiding the Curse of Shelfware

A universal fear of anyone who buys new equipment or systems for their company is that they might make the wrong choice and end up with nothing to show for their outlay of expense and effort but a never-used user manual that sits somewhere in their office, mocking them every time they look at it. Whatever they were trying to do with the best of intentions, somehow instead of hardware or software all they ended up with was shelfware. I love the word shelfware. Even just the sound of it conveys disappointment and defeat wrapped up in a vague but…

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Fixing the Peter Principle in Large Organizations

The Peter Principle states, “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to the level of their incompetence.” This is one of those ideas that has been around so long, it has become a joke where the punchline is that everyone knows it is true. We all can think of someone who is bad at their job who got to where they are because they were great at what they were doing before. It is a serious problem that can lead to disastrous long-term results for any organization unlucky enough to have its rising talent find themselves moved upwards into…

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Embracing Equity: What we can learn from International Women’s Day 2023

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama March 8 marks International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023, a day to reflect on the barriers facing women and the changes we can make for a better tomorrow. Each year, the IWD foundation works to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness for discrimination, and educate others on how to take action against inequality. As a recent grad just starting my career, this day inspires a good amount of contemplation of the past. Had it been 50 years ago, how would my life have looked? Would I have gone…

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Building Towards Long-Term Goals in a Quarterly Report World

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it has been under construction every day for centuries. So many of the issues we talk about at Executive Platforms events, in this blog, and through our podcast need to be discussed within the framework of a journey, because the destination is not something that will be reached in a matter of days, or weeks, or months, or even years. In many cases organizations commit themselves to a journey knowing from the very beginning that there will never be a stopping point. A Journey of Continuous Improvement, for example, is the commitment to…

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