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EXPERIENCE

Spotlight Case Study:

Accelerate Patient-Centered Innovation with Biopharma R&D Leaders

Jake worked closely with the top R&D leaders at a global pharma company to build a culture of rapid learning and intentional pivots. Diagnostic interviews revealed the most pressing issue to be addressed: the team had a tendency to persist with underperforming discovery programs even after intermediate milestones suggested low likelihood of clinical success. Jake facilitated in-depth dialogues that unearthed unspoken truths and led participants to share personal and interpersonal insights. He helped the top R&D leaders commit to using new language that led to new behaviors and, eventually, a new culture of celebrating pivots.

The head of R&D credited Jake with helping to create a culture where it's okay to say no in order to prioritize the most promising science. The company has reduced the number of therapeutic targets while increasing favorable clinical results. Amy Edmondson included Jake’s work in Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well (Simon & Schuster, 2023), highlighting it as a positive example of helping an org get unstuck by creating new language, new learning and a repeatable approach to scientific innovation.
 

PAST AND PRESENT CLIENTS

Tech Industry

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Financial Services Industry

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Professional Services Industry

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Consumer Industry

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Healthcare Industry

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Natural Resources Industry

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LOCATIONS WORKED

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EUROPE

Copenhagen 

London

Edinburgh

Dublin

Dresden

Stuttgart 

Budapest

Stockholm

Amsterdam 

Paris

Basel

Milan

Malta 

Lisbon

Madrid

Prague

Brahma Temple

SOUTH ASIA

Delhi 

Pune

Mumbai

Bangalore 

Kolkata

Tokyo

EAST ASIA

Beijing

Shanghai

Singapore

Bangkok

Dubai

MIDDLE EAST

Dubai

Istanbul

Ferry Race

OCEANIA

Auckland

Christchurch

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane 

Perth 

San Francisco

AMERICAS

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mexico City

Bogota, Colombia

New York

San Jose, Costa Rica

Boston

San Francisco 

Dallas

Chicago 

Toronto 

Memphis 

Durham, NC

São Paulo 

Seattle

Ottawa

Charlotte, NC 

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