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Excellence through Clarity and Simplicity

Agile Journey Over the last two years, my team and I have adopted agile development methods to carry out complex R&D projects in biotechnology. We swapped traditional Gantt charts for Scrum, looking for ways to navigate the uncertainties of our projects more effectively. The move wasn’t a whim; it was a matter of survival. Inefficiency...

Sample Collection at Aquaculture Farms: Is a License Necessary?

The collection of algae samples from aquaculture farms for research purposes has generated debate about the need for government licenses or permits. Some argue that the activity does not qualify as fishing and therefore does not require a license. Others advocate obtaining authorization as a precaution and to comply with environmental regulations. Let’s examine the...

Discovering values

Do we really need a mission? For years I was annoyed when consultants asked us about mission, vision and values at Bio Bureau. They insisted on these aspects, but I was never able to offer a satisfactory answer. The solution often proposed was to draw up a strategic plan to clarify these elements. But it...

The "Innovation Theater" by Steve Blank

We read Steve Blank’s article published in HBR “Why Companies Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation” which discusses how organizations, as they grow, start to prioritize the process instead of the product, preventing true innovation. Not to be missed! He says that when organizations realize this, they usually respond in three ways: by hiring...

How to work with scientists

In the last article, we talked about the importance of scientists for innovation in the knowledge economy. And the importance of facilitating communication between scientists and executives to favor and accelerate innovation, using the basic infrastructure we have. In corporations, one of the main dilemmas of innovation is the delicate balance between the need to...