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Thoughts on the emerging practice of strategy

Thoughts on the emerging practice of strategy

Strategy practices that emerged from WWII are increasingly inadequate to the task of guiding today’s organizations, communities and regions. Even when they are executed, the…

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What we’re learning in engineering education

What we’re learning in engineering education

One of the projects we’re involved with at Purdue is the Pathways initiative that is part of the larger Epicenter effort. Epicenter is a five-year, NSF-funded project that’s aimed specifically…

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The “How” of Developing Clusters

The “How” of Developing Clusters

We have know about clusters as a “driver” of economic development for at least twenty years. Yet, the practice of how we build clusters is…

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Framing strategic conversations

Framing strategic conversations

In August, our Purdue Strategic Doing team began working on a series of workshops, sponsored by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).  As part…

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Launching a new innovation ecosystem for New Jersey

Launching a new innovation ecosystem for New Jersey

Can universities drive economic growth? Of course. But how can we improve the performance of universities in doing so? One tactic is obvious: provide powerful…

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Redesigning engineering education

Redesigning engineering education

Our nation’s long term competitiveness depends in large part on preparing a globally competitive STEM workforce. At the center of this challenge stands our universities…

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Strategic Doing Update | May 2015

Strategic Doing Update | May 2015

We’ve been busy. Trips to New Jersey, Alabama, Michigan, DC. It’s amazing how people are coming to Strategic Doing to address the really complex challenges…

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Redesigning our workforce system

Redesigning our workforce system

Last year, Congress passed a major revision in the nation’s workforce development system. The new law calls for states and regional workforce leaders to integrate…

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