Author Archives: Julie Anixter


In the spirit of the great NYer David Letterman, we’ve put together a TOP TEN list of outcomes from this year’s Anti-Summit (beta). Continue reading

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While creating new products is challenging in any industry, Pharma may be one of the most challenging environments for product innovation because of regulatory, safety and privacy issues. This post dives into the specific storytelling workshops that Sheila Babnis, along led with her team at Roche that were designed to deploy as a strategic tool for leaders. Continue reading

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Sheila Babnis, head of strategic innovation for product development at Roche, shared, at a conference earlier this year, new ways that her company is working in innovation in drug development; and how empathy and patient-centricity are shaping both drug development and clinical trials. Co-creating with patients is a core pillar of the new way Roche is working and an area of deep focus for Sheila and her team.
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Mark Polson, Creativity and Estee Lauder - the IX Interview

We had the chance to interview Mark Polson, who as Vice President of Creativity and Business, Estee Lauder, is part of the global learning and development team which is an extension of global HR. He is responsible for the development of the competency of creativity and innovation within the corporation. Continue reading

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Leni Sloane, Laurie Meadoff, Derrick Ashong

The Editors Pick this week is Derrick Ashong’s Take Back the Mic: World Cup of Hip Hop – a global competition for musically inclined youth and their fans. From Ghana originally, Ashong understands that the most powerful way for global youth to find their own powerful original voices is to (have them) Take Back the Mic. This is an IndieGoGo campaign worth checking out and funding. Continue reading

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Empathy and Drug Development – Listening to Sheila Babnis

This is the first in a series of pieces that examine pathfinders who are forging new innovative ways of working in Healthcare. Continue reading

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Creativity Networks in the Brain: Judith E. Glaser interviews Rex Jung

Neuroscientist Rex Jung invited Judith E. Glaser to visit him to talk about his new research on Creativity Networks in the Brain and the kinds of conversations that can activate those networks. In this interview they talk about how to create the best environment for creativity in everyone. Continue reading

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