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What makes leaders effective in an environment that is rapidly changing, volatile, and unpredictable? And what makes those effective leaders get the most out of life?

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There is a strange phenomenon in innovation and business growth. To make a splash in the marketplace, an entrepreneur or business must think outside the box, creating an innovative product or service that consumers demand but is not offered by existing companies. Yet, once that business finds success and cultivates a lucrative consumer base, the company is limited in how innovative it can continue to be. This is the “Legacy Trap.”

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The Business Horizon Quarterly's (BHQ) purpose is to share informed insights on emerging issues facing the American business community.  By asking questions like “what is growth?” and “what is innovation?”, we aim to inform and to spur debate.

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September 11, 2013

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September 11, 2013

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One feature of great innovation cultures is an abundance mindset. 

September 11, 2013

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September 11, 2013

Over the course of his 30-year career with The Dow Chemical Company, Rich Wells has held leadership roles in a wide range of areas including advanced manufacturing and engineering (M&E); business leadership; environment, health and safety (EH&S); energy and climate change; and public policy. As a member of the Dow Operations Leadership Team, Wells is responsible for 10 advanced manufacturing sites across North America, ensuring the production and delivery of worldclass products and solutions in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner. He also directly manages Dow Michigan Operations—a global strategic site with over 3,000 employees manufacturing specialty products for the agricultural, automotive, energy, electronics, pharmaceutical, and food industries. 

Foundation: What is Fast Start? 

Wells: It began as a way to create a pipeline for our advanced manufacturing chemical technicians. The idea is to recruit and prescreen candidates for any field in
high demand, to build or leverage an existing academic curricula targeted to fill those jobs regionally, and to offer these folks non-traditional, high intensity training. It is a win-win, providing just-in-time talent for the employer and finding the right job fit for prospective employees.

 

Foundation:  Can you describe a typical Fast Start student?  

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