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Innovative Initiatives Workshop Spring 2014

Innovation Day

Pictured left to right: Nona Cheeks, Michael Thacker and Dr. Ron Adner

To facilitate a conversation about managing innovations (both technology and business management practices), Goddard management, scientists, and engineers were invited to participate in the ITPO’s Innovative Initiatives Workshop Spring 2014 on March 27, 2014. Dr. Ron Adner, Professor of Strategy at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University, and author of the bestseller The Wide Lens:  What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss,  led a discussion on the importance of interdependent interests of collaborating individual innovators and managers to the collective interest—“big picture”—of Goddard and vice versa.