Tag Archives: Strategic Planning

Ross Brindle

Most people don’t like buzzwords, although we all use them. At Nexight, our commitment to clear communication means we try to avoid buzzwords, instead opting to use plain English to describe the complex problems we work to solve. But it’s not always easy. One area where buzzwords have become deeply

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Ross Brindle

In Part 1 of this post, I offered five tips for building effective technology roadmaps. While the process is complex and nuanced, creating your roadmap is actually the easy part. The bad news is that using your roadmap—implementing it, to use the buzzword—is where things get tough. The good news

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Ross Brindle
Strategy for Growth: Say No or Say Yes?
Ross BrindleMarch 26, 2013

Nearly all companies face the same question: How can we grow? The answer often boils down to whether their strategy is to say no or to say yes. You’ve seen it before. A secretive strategic planning meeting where a small group of leaders spend a few hours or days birthing

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Nexight Group

Over the past summer, the United States experienced its most extensive drought since 1956, with more than 50% of the country experiencing moderate or worse conditions. Repercussions have involved damaged crops, drinking water shortages, and fish kills, among others. The continued threat of droughts like this one has sounded the

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Nexight Group

Demonstrating our communication, outreach, and facilitation expertise, Nexight Group organized, publicized, and moderated a webinar to release the results of a two-year study that we worked with The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop. The study identifies advances in materials and

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Nexight Group

In June, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) launched Propane Challenge, a new program that uses open innovation to attract creative thinking and concepts to the propane industry. This program is designed to encourage talented researchers and manufacturers both within and beyond the propane industry to think of new

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Nexight Group

Reliable access to cost-effective electricity is the backbone of the U.S. economy, and electrical energy storage is an integral element in this system. Without significant investments in stationary electrical energy storage, the current electric grid infrastructure will increasingly struggle to provide reliable, affordable electricity, and will jeopardize the transformational changes

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Nexight Group

The recent disaster in the Gulf of Mexico heightened public awareness of the large-scale, complex systems that are vital to the U.S. economy—and the widespread social, economic, and environmental impacts that occur when these systems fail. Successful design and safe operation of complex systems have consequences beyond the businesses that

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Nexight Group

As wind and solar power gain increasing market uptake, the variable nature of their electricity production is creating a pressing need for cost-effective energy storage. Further, large-scale energy storage may allow utilities to defer upgrades to transmission and distribution infrastructure while better managing the highly dynamic electric grid at the

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