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You Say You Want an Economic Revolution in USA

It looks like the US will become energy self sufficient if not an exporter of Oil & Gas. There is plenty of data to support this expectation. Use of advanced horizontal and fracking technology has allowed the recovery of Oil … Continue reading

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OC Auto Show – Winners & Losers

Just how does a small company compete in the Multi-Billion Dollar Auto Industry? I don’t have a clue, but Greg Gaines of http://www.pocketfinder.com and Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs do… As I strolled down the aisles and through the … Continue reading

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Five New Product Experts Speak at PDMA So. Calf. Meeting 8/21/2012

We where fortunate to have five speakers from a wide verity of backgrounds share their experiences on New Product Development (NPD) One expert hailed from the Automotive world, another brought Intel and Mattel together, others worked in the software world, … Continue reading

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Review of PDMA meeting 5/15/2012, Presentation by Gunjan Bagla “Developing a Global Practice for Innovation that Includes Internal and External Centers of Expertise”

Gunjan Bagla – Amritt Inc. PDMA – So Cal Meeting: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 “Developing a Global Practice for Innovation that Includes Internal and External Centers of Expertise” Gunjan shared how a US based company (Clorox) met its need to … Continue reading

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Micro Power Battery Event – Mission Critical Battery Applications

Jan 25, 2012 Irvine, CA The Micro Power Co. provided a great four-hour presentation on the latest Re-Chargeable Battery and Charging Technology. Battery technology evolves rather slowly. One of the big take aways was learning about the 4 key drivers … Continue reading

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Review of PDMA – So. Cal. 1/17/2012 Agile- Scrum Presentation by Bachan Anand of Consires Agile Practices

It is my opinion that Agile – Scrum is the next big thing for New Product Development. In a nut shell rather than build to a specification, Agile – Scrum aims to build the most important features first. Then cycle … Continue reading

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ISA October Fest 2011

I had the pleasure of attending this event and hearing Don Zee past president of ISA speak on managing your career options in the process automation industry. Worldwide Process Automation was an $80 Billion USD in 2005, it is now … Continue reading

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Human Factors Research Presentation at June 2011 PDMA So. Cal Meeting by Dr. Joely Gardner

Dr. Gardners presentation focused on the use of A/B testing for websites. The key point of A/B testing is to decide if we put our efforts and $ on A or B. This approach is organic and Darwinistic there should … Continue reading

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Review of Consumer Emotion & Desire Presentation given by Mark Capper Pres. Kompas Strategy

Mark gave this presentation at the Product Development Management Assoc. – LA on June 15, 2011. Consumers can only juggle 7 things in their mind at any one time. There are way too many choices in the market for us … Continue reading

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Patrick Kelly Seminar Review May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011,  I sat in a crowded ballroom in the  Marriot,  Anaheim Calf .  to hear a seminar given by Patrick Kelly on his new book ‘The Retirement Miracle” it was the eye opening follow up to his best seller … Continue reading

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