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GGI RapidNews R&D Product Development eZine: Volume 10, Issue 4 - August 18, 2009
GGI RapidNews is published approximately once a month.


In This Issue



MANAGEMENT PRODUCTIVITY - "Innovation Interrupted"

MANAGEMENT PRODUCTIVITY - Nov 3-4 Intellectual Property Auction In Paris

BOOK REVIEW - Successful Product Innovation by Robert Cooper & Scott Edgett

CONFERENCES OF INTEREST- Management Roundtable's 13th Annual Metrics Event

GGI 7th INNOVATION SUMMIT - September 22-24, 2009 - Metro Boston

GGI 10th METRICS SUMMIT - December 8-10, 2009 - Metro Boston - Early Bird

THE WISDOM iSTORE FEATURED PRODUCT 40% OFF - Design Review Spreadsheets







TELEVISION EVENTS - Alexander Haig's World Business Review



INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:  Given the rapidly rising importance and business value of IP, we have added a new wing to the GGI Bookstore and we have added a new category to our Conference Calendar.  We will continue to build on these complimentary references over the next few months.

GGI Bookstore   -  IP Books

COMPLIMENTARY PUBLICATIONS:  A number of our publications have recently been moved from The Wisdom iStore in paid mode to now be available for free.  At this time, all authored Articles and trade press Quotations through 2003 are now complimentary.

GGI Publications  -  Complimentary Articles & Quotations

NEW WEB SITE:  In 1996, GGI was among the first of small companies to launch a web site.  In 2000, GGI was among the first small companies to launch an e-commerce site.  Many of the constructs of our original site are now outdated.  We will be rolling out our new web site in phases with a goal to be complete by the end of October 2009.  We appreciate your patience with our changing interface and appearance during the next several months.


Condensed From:  The LED's Dark Secret, by Richard Stevenson, IEEE Spectrum, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. 3 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10016, USA, Volume 46, Number 8, August 2009, Pages 26-31.

Just about all companies produce products that use LEDs.  For those that do not have LEDs in their products, their test and/or production equipment contain numerous LEDs.  LEDs are much more efficient than fluorescent and incandescent lighting.  The long term goal is to eventually use LEDs to replace every inefficient light bulb on earth.   The current LED marketplace is about $5B per year.  The potential marketplace, if technical LED hurdles can be overcome, is $100B per year.

Right now, LED's work great at low voltages.  This is perfect for all our electronic equipment.  However, our homes and businesses are wired with much higher voltages.  LEDs do not work as well at higher voltages.  "Droop," the technical term given to the loss of efficiency, kicks in.  Scientists all over the world are working to solve the "Droop Problem."  Given that LED's cost 160 times as much as light bulbs, the Droop Problem must be mitigated before LEDs can make their way en masse to our homes and businesses to replace regular lighting.

This IEEE Spectrum article begins by recanting the technical history of the evolution of LEDs, first invented in 1097 by Henry Joseph Round in England.  The first devices similar to today's LEDs arrived in the 1950s from Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories in New Jersey.  The great leap towards general lighting came in the mid-1990s from Nichia Corp. in Japan.

"The trick will be to make LEDs turn electricity into light efficiently enough to offset their relatively high cost -- roughly 16 cents per lumen, at lightbulb-type brightness, as opposed to about 0.1 cents or less for incandescents."

LEDs are basically special purpose layered semiconductors where a layer emitting negative charges is in close proximity with a layer emitting positive charges.  In between these two layers is a super thin layer where the oppositely charged particles have a chance to meet.  This super thin layer is called a Quantum Well.  When a oppositely charged particles meet in the Quantum Well, a photon is created and light emanates from the LED.  Unfortunately, when voltage is increased to create the luminescence, Droop kicks in and therein lies the technical challenge.  Right now, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [RPI] and Philips Lumileds are inching closer to mitigating the Droop Problem.  RPI is experimenting with changing some of the materials in a conventional LED structure to increase efficiency.  Lumileds is experimenting by changing the conventional structure.

If either organization achieves its goals, the appearance of our planet will change dramatically as it did when Thomas Edison's invented the incandescent light bulb.

Watt is an electrical term that measures the amount of power needed or consumed, ie: a 100 Watt light bulb.  Right now, incandescents waste 90% of the power they consume and deliver only 16 lumens per watt.  Fluorescents deliver at 100 lumens per watt.  LEDs deliver 250 lumens per watt and it is believed they can reach 300.

Summary:  LEDs cost 160 times more per lumen than incandescents but deliver 16 times more lumens per watt.  If 300 lumens per watt is realized for LEDs, they will deliver 19 times more lumens per watt.  If the Droop Problem can be mitigated and cost reductions can be realized, LEDs will be approaching the inflection point where it makes economic sense to begin a global conversion away from incandescents and flourescents.  In fact, in some applications, fluorescents and incandescents are already on the way out.  If the cost of power continues to rise, especially in warmer climates where air conditioning must be run year round, there will be additional cost advantages for LEDs because incandescents give off 90% of the power they use as heat.

"Someday, in our lifetimes, incandescent filaments will finally stop turning tens of gigawatts into unwanted heat.  Smokestacks will spew less carbon into the global greenhouse.  And we won't have to get up on stepladders to change burned-out bulbs nearly so often as we do today."

More information on this article is available at the IEEE Spectrum web site.

MANAGEMENT PRODUCTIVITY - "Innovation Interrupted"

Extracted From:  Innovation Interrupted, by Michael Mandel, Business Week Magazine, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 1221 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, New York, USA   10021, June 15, 2009, Pages 34-40, ISSN 0007-7135.

"We live in an era of rapid innovation."  I'm sure you've heard that phrase, or some variant, over and over again."

"But what if conventional wisdom is wrong?  What if outside of a few high-profile areas, the past decade has seen far too few commercial innovations that can transform lives and move the economy forward?  What if, rather than being an era of rapid innovation, this has been an era of innovation interrupted?  And if that's true, is there any reason to expect the next decade to be any better?"

"... there's growing evidence that the innovation shortfall of the past decade is not only real but may also have contributed to today's financial crisis."

"Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan summed it up in a 2000 speech: "we appear to be in the midst of a period of rapid innovation that is bringing with it substantial and lasting benefits to our economy."

"With the hindsight of a decade, one thing is abundantly clear:  The commercial impact of most of those breakthroughs (seemingly imminent in the late 1990s) fell far short of expectations -- not just in the U.S. but around the world."

"If the reality of innovation was less than the perception, that helps explain why America's apparent boom was built on borrowing."

"With far fewer breakthrough products than expected, Americans had little new to sell to the rest of the world.  Exports stagnated, stuck at around 11% of GDP until 2006, while imports soared.  That forced the U.S. to borrow trillions of dollars from overseas.  The same surges of imports and borrowing also distorted economic statistics so that growth from 1998 to 2007, rather than averaging 2.7% per year, may have been closer to 2.3% per year.  While Wall Street's mistakes may have triggered the financial crisis, the innovation shortfall helps explain why the collapse has been so broad."

"There's no government-constructed "innovation index" that would allow us to conclude unambiguously that we've been experiencing an innovation shortfall.  Still, plenty of clues point in that direction."  "If an innovation boom were truly happening, it would likely pushup stock prices for companies in such leading-edge sectors as pharmaceuticals and information technology." "Consider another indicator of commercially important innovation:  the trade balance in advanced technology products."  "In 1998 the U.S had a $30 billion trade surplus, ... by 2007 that had flipped to a $53 billion deficit.  Surprisingly, the U.S. was running a trade deficit in life sciences, an area where it was supposed to be a leader."  [The author also cites the real wages of college-educated workers, and the inability of medical advances to significantly affect death rates.]

"The final piece of evidence is the financial crisis itself.  After the 2001 tech bust, trillions of dollars flowed into the U.S. -- but most of it went into government bonds and housing rather than into the innovative sectors of the economy."  "..venture capital investments have more or less stagnated since 2001, with few tech startups going public."

"In the late 1990s, most economists and CEOs agreed that the U.S. was embarking on a once-in-a -century innovation wave -- not just in info tech but also in biotech and many other technologies.  Forecasters upped their long-run growth estimates for the U.S. economy.  Consumers borrowed against their home equity, assuming their future incomes would rise.  And foreign investors lent America money by buying up U.S. securities, assuming the country would come up with enough new products to pay off the accumulated trade deficit."  "This underlying optimism became an enabler for Wall Street's financial shenanigans and greed.  In this narrative, investors and bankers could convince themselves that rising home prices were reasonable given the bright future...."

"But here's some optimism to temper the gloom:  Many of the technological high hopes of 1998, it turns out, were simply delayed.  Scientific progress continued, the technologies have matured, and more innovations are coming to market -- everything from the first gout treatment in 40 years to cloud computing, the long-ballyhooed "information at your fingertips."  The path has been long and winding, but if the rate of commercialization picks up, the current downturn may not be as protracted as expected."

Michael Mandel is Business Week's Chief Economist, please visit the Business Week web site for more information on his research and this article.  There is also a podcast featuring Michael Mandel.

MANAGEMENT PRODUCTIVITY - November 3-4 IP Auction In Paris

Auction Background:  Ocean Tomo's model of a multi-lot, live auction for IP was created to introduce the marketplace to a forum for facilitating the open and public exchange of IP. The auction was designed to bring a sense of urgency and closure to IP transactions, create a center for IP liquidity, and effectuate transparency for a market in which none had historically existed.

In April 2006, Ocean Tomo conducted the world's first live multi-lot IP auction featuring 78 lots of patents which resulted in transactions both on and off the auction floor. To date, the firm has held eight auctions across the U.S. and Europe realizing approximately $112M in transactions across various industries and technology areas, benefiting sellers and buyers globally. Sellers of IP offered in past auctions include individual inventors, small and mid-sized companies, large multinational corporations, academic institutions and investors.

Results Of The Summer Event Held July 22-23 In Chicago:  A summary of the summer IP auction results in pdf format may be downloaded from Ocean Tomo's website, or by clicking here.

About The Paris Event:  Ocean Tomo will host its third Live IP Auction in Europe on November 3-4 at The InterContinental Paris Le Grand. The Fall Event includes a one and a half day conference focusing on cutting-edge IP-related issues, a Gala Dinner, and of course, the Live IP Auction.

The Event is well attended by approximately 500 IP and business professionals, including Fortune® 500 IP and licensing professionals, C-level executives from small and mid-size companies, investors, individual inventors, attorneys and press.

For more information on this IP event in Paris, please visit the Ocean Tomo web site.

RN Editor Note:  We have been keeping RN readers abreast of this first-to-the-world IP auction since its inception in 2006.  Each and every auction is better attended and the closing rate for companies looking to sell or license their IP is increasing.  IP and Intellectual Asset Management, in just about every aspect, is the next great wave for R&D and product development.  A glimpse of the future is at hand through Ocean Tomo.  For the record, GGI has no formal business affiliation with Ocean Tomo.

BOOK REVIEW - Successful Product Innovation

Successful Product Innovation:  A Collection Of Our Best, by Robert G. Cooper and Scott J. Edgett, Copyright 2009 by Product Development Institute, Inc., Approximately 400 Pages.

Breaking with RN's ten year precedent of a complete book review in each issue, we are simply announcing an upcoming book by the infamous team of Cooper & Edgett.  This book will not be available until late August 2009.  Given the track record of these two consultants and authors over the past twenty-five years, there is little risk in saying this book's value will exceed its price of $34.95.

Author's Description Of The Book:  Over the years, research has yielded insights into the secrets of success and best practices in product innovation. This selection of carefully chosen readings and articles strategically focuses on the four points of performance that drive a business's new product success, illustrated in the Innovation Diamond:

    * Product Innovation and Technology Strategy
    * Portfolio Management
    * Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch system
    * Climate, Culture and Leadership.
Succeeding at product innovation has less to do with luck and more to do with a well designed and disciplined approach. These four points of performance provide the framework for successful product innovation.

For more information about Successful Product Innovation or to order a copy of the book, please go to the Stage-Gate Store.

CONFERENCES OF INTEREST - Management Roundtable's 13th Annual Metrics Event

Brad Goldense will be conducting a Private Executive Session, limited to 25 people, on the first day of the conference while the main conference program is running.  Brad has been a speaker and/or keynote at all twelve previous metrics conferences.

The following links contain information including the agenda, speaker list, a .pdf brochure and testimonials by past participants.

Brad Goldense and other metrics thought leaders will be at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort on October 19-21, 2009 for the next installment of Management Roundtable's longest running conference series. This event has historically gathered the best and most valuable thinkers and doers in product development today and this year's program looks to continue that tradition.

GGI 7th INNOVATION SUMMIT - September 22-24, 2009

The ability of top managers and professionals to direct and manage Innovation in their companies is the focus of the 7th R&D - Product Development Innovation Summit. The Innovation Summit will be held Tue/Wed/Thur September 22-24, 2009 in metro Boston. The Innovation Summit is a fact and data driven three-day seminar and workshop focused on the select areas of innovation and intellectual property that are tangible and actionable by corporations and their managers.

Summit Description: Our quantitative approach to innovation in R&D, Product Development, and Product Commercialization activities emphasizes benchmarking both current performance and leading trends regarding issues that top professionals have to deal with and the decisions that they have to make. For example, do you know which activities and techniques your company currently uses that contribute the most to innovation versus those that simply improve execution? Technical Feasibility Analysis is one of the six most innovative techniques! For example, do you know that there are over 250 available tools and techniques your company could choose to deploy that would likely increase overall creativity and innovativeness? And, that there are about 50 tools worth considering. Some actually increase domain knowledge!

Has your company incorporated any of these innovation tools into its Product Development Process to complement DOE, FMEA, Design Reviews and the numerous other execution-oriented tools that dominate most PDPs? For example, do you know the metrics that are emerging in industry that best capture and/or drive innovative behavior and results at the corporate level? A new "Return On Innovation - ROI" formula is one of them! For example, do you know how to categorize and communicate your registered and unregistered Intellectual Property to maximize market capitalization values by Wall Street analysts? Some frameworks are now several years in practice and are giving companies a leg up on their competitors!
The 8 Innovation Modules:  The content of the Summit is organized into 8 modules. The duration of each module and the flow over the three days is in our Summit ATaGLANCE. There is a Summit Brochure. Companies who have participated in prior GGI Summits may be of interest, along with selected Testimonials. In summary, the eight modules are:

1. Best Practice Innovation Processes
2. Corporate-Level & Tactical-Level Innovation Drivers
3. Innovation Enablers & Tools: 5 Groups & 50 Items
4. Three Key Innovation Tools & Techniques
5. Semantic Technologies & Knowledge-Enabled Innovation
6. Best Practice IP Valuation, Management, & Communication
7. Open & Outsourced Innovation Frameworks
8. Innovation Metrics & Rewards

In addition at this Summit, GGI will be presenting the set of results of our 2008 Primary Research on Tangible Innovation: Innovation Environment, Innovation Processes, Innovation Branding, Innovation Tools, and Top C-Level Innovation Metrics. Two-hundred corporations participated! As we plan on sharing a majority of the 2008 Primary Research at the Summit, we will also be giving each Summit participant a complimentary pdf copy of the 100+ page findings and conclusions document as a bonus along with permission for the document posted to your company intranet for the use of all employees. This is a significant value when combined with the Summit.

Who Should Come:  Our overall approach to the Summit is geared to top-level professionals that manage entire organizations, departments, budgets, and senior program management executives. Numerous companies have brought teams of officers ranging from three to ten in size in the quest to develop an improved and systematic ability to innovate across their employee base. Directors and leaders of technology and product creation activities will gain a high level understanding of what is available to them to systematically embed a culture of innovation, and approaches and alternatives for implementation. Selected techniques will be discussed as examples to illustrate the range of options available. The techniques that a "pure innovator strategy" company might pursue are often different than a company that wishes a "balanced product portfolio strategy." Please be sure though, the level of discussion at this Summit is geared to top management and their ability to direct these activities.

Reserve your place today - space is limited. Visit us on line to Register.
Summit Faculty:  This Summit will be led by Bradford L. Goldense, an internationally recognized expert on R&D and product development innovation and metrics. He will be accompanied by John M. Cronin, a leading authority on intellectual property management and valuation and the creator of IBM's Patent Factory. Stephen Brown of Invention Machine Corporation will discuss semantic technology and knowledge-enabled innovation; and demonstrate one of the world's most powerful innovation tools for technical, business, and legal professionals. John R. [Dick] Power, a subject matter expert in program and project delivery, will instruct and lead discussions. Together, the four faculty have over one-hundred thirty years of industry experience.

Location:  Our location is convenient from either Boston-Logan or Providence-Green [great rates] airport. Mention GGI's Summit when you call the hotel. This newly upgraded Sheraton Conference Facility is completely wi-fi, has all amenities, a great walking trail, and boasts a five star chef. For more information about the conference hotel, alternative hotel accommodations, transportation, restaurants, and other information, please visit the I'm Already Registered web site.
We hope you will be able to join us in September for some Tangible Innovation!

GGI 10th METRICS SUMMIT - December 8-10, 2009 - Early Bird Rates

An integrated metrics program will result in greater speed in new product development, more profitable products, and improved performance of your research and development environment. What does such an integrated program entail? Find out by attending GGI's Product Development Metrics Summit to be held December 8-10, 2009 in metro Boston.

The Metrics Summit is a series of 3 seminars, focused on 3 major areas of importance to R&D executives and managers. Download a Brochure. Download a Summit At-A-Glance.

All three seminars are geared to top-level professionals that manage entire organizations, departments, budgets, and senior program management executives. An excellent approach would include two to four key staff members who could produce a result for the R&D organization as a whole.

If you wish, please view a list of Companies who have participated in prior GGI Summits. We are grateful to the participants of first nine Metrics Summits that graciously provided us with a Testimonial describing their experience and take-aways from the Summit.

Reserve your place today - space is limited. Visit us on line to Register.

THE WISDOM iSTORE FEATURED ITEM @ 40% OFF - Design Review Checklists

Discounted Item: Periodically, GGI's iStore features one item that we discount 40%. We are now offering our full suite of Design Review Checklists, DR10PAKc.

Design Review Spreadsheets (Electronic Copy - Corporate License),  Goldense Group, Inc., Needham, MA, USA, $570.00 [List Price $950.00]

The 10-PAK includes all ten checklists, suitable for a wide range of product development environments and their components and sub-assemblies.  The spreadsheets are appropriate for organizations with single technical domains (like mechanical), to those with mixed domains (such as mechanical, electrical, electronics, embedded software, operating systems and/or applications software).

These checklists come with a comprehensive set of reviewable line items that often need to be reviewed.  These checklists however can be easily tailored by changing or deleting items we suggest, and any number of new items may be added simply and easily.  Some companies make these check lists into their own corporate standard and they become part of ISO requirements.  Other companies allow each project to tailor the checklists specifically to the needs of the project, which may or may not fall under ISO.

Additional information on Design Reviews may be found at GGI's Design Review Information Center.

GGI's Featured Item changes approximately every other month and is always offered at 40% discount. To order this material, please find GGI's "Featured Item" on the GGI Home Page.


Citations & Quotations = None This Issue

Articles = None This Issue
Bundled Publications = None In This Issue

Technical Papers = 1 New Publication [Licenses Available]

T77h, T77c, T77sc.....Bradford L. Goldense, "Product Development Metrics For Manufacturers:  Measuring Your Productivity," Lorman® Education Services, Teleconferencing Division, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, August 12, 2009, 49 Pages, GGI ISBN-10 1-932468-61-7 and GGI ISBN-13 978-1-932468-61-2.


"The real thing:  New metric reveals the true impact of ideas on the bottom line," Manufacturing Business Technology & Innovation Strategies Newsletter, Reed Elsevier Inc., Reed Business Information [RBI], New York, NY, USA, Posted March 26, 2009.

"Goldense Group Inc. Survey Confirms An Emerging Market for Innovation Tools While Existing Tools Focused On Execution:  Part 4 of a 5 Part Series - Innovation Tools," Quick Insights, Management Roundtable, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Posted February 6, 2009.

"Goldense Group, Inc. Survey Finds Product Development Managers Focused More On Execution Than Innovation: Part 3 of a 5 Part Series - Innovation Identity," Quick Insights, Management Roundtable, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Posted December 30, 2008.

"Goldense Group, Inc. Survey Reveals Rapidly-Growing Trend Toward Greater Discipline In Earlier Stage Research:  Part 2 of a 5 Part Series - Innovation Processes," Quick Insights, Management Roundtable, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Posted November 21, 2008.

"Goldense Group, Inc. Survey Finds That Innovation Training Is A Missed Strategic Opportunity:  Part 1 of a 5 Part Series - Innovation Environment," Quick Insights, Management Roundtable, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Posted October 21, 2008.

"Feature Article - It Takes A Team To Nail Product Requirements," Machine Design, Penton Publishing, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Volume 80, Number 16, WWW Posting August 1, 2008, Page 63-65, ISSN 0024-9114.

"Goldense Group, Inc. Survey Shows Industry Shifting From Monitoring Metrics to Corporate Performance Metrics:  Part 5 of a 5 Part Series - RD&E Metrics Used In Industry," Quick Insights, Management Roundtable, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Posted May 10, 2008.

"The Future of R&D:  Leveraging Innovation," Industry Week, Penton Publishing, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, WWW Posting April 17, 2008.


Business Wire - June 3rd, 2009:  Goldense Group, Inc. Announces 7th R&D-Product Development Innovation Summit - September 22-34, 2009 tml


2008 Product Development Metrics Survey

The 2008 Biennial Survey  theme was "Tangible Innovation."  Much is said and written about the "perceived to be somewhat soft" topic of innovation.  GGI's research focused on selected aspects of the innovation body of knowledge that are tangible and can be actively managed by companies and their executives.  We also dedicated one question to refresh our ongoing research of the past decade on the usage of R&D and product development metrics and analytics by industrial and high tech companies.  Thank you to the 209 people who responded for their companies in our biennial primary research project of North American industry.

The major subject areas we researched are:

Innovation Environment
Innovation Processes
Innovation Identity
Innovation Tools
Top Metrics Used By Corporations For R&D-Product Development

Industry Week has recently published the "Top 10 Metrics In 2008" and contrasted them to our research from 1998 to identify the changes during the past decade.  McKinsey & Company, Texas Instruments, Rockwell, Kimberly Clark, Pepsico, JDS Uniphase, Shure, Curtiss Wright Flight Systems, and Datacard are representative of companies that use market research from GGI.

For more information please visit our 2008 Biennial Survey web site.  Here you can find our Research Description, Survey Questionnaire, Product Description, Product Brochure, and Tables Of Contents for the reports we publish.

We have two published reports available that address each question of the research across the population of respondents.  MR42h [Hard Copy] is entitled "Summary" and includes text and full color graphics for each question.  MR41h [Hard Copy] is entitled "Highlights" and includes just the text portions of MR42h.  If you are looking for electronic versions of these reports ---- all reports are available in hard copy, or electronic.pdf format for posting on company intranets, in the Primary Research section of The Wisdom iStore.

2004 Product Development Metrics Survey

The 2004 Biennial Survey focused on the following five areas of product selection and IP management:

   * Product Selection Process
   * Product Selection Tools
   * IP Management Process
   * IP Management Tools
   * Top Corporate Metrics Used in Industry RD&E

This report is available in the Primary Research Section of The Wisdom iStore.

2002, 2000, 1998 Product Development Metrics Survey: Information about the purpose and focus of prior surveys may be found in our Biennial Survey Home Page.


GGI's Calendar of Industry Events contains up-to-date listings and links to Conferences, Seminars, Distance Learning Centers, Colleges & Universities, Executive Education, and Corporate  Universities.

The categories of conferences, seminars, and distance learning are further organized into focused subject areas:
  • Strategic, Knowledge & General Management
  • Marketing & Sales - Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, Electrical, & Electronic
  • Marketing & Sales - Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, & Life Sciences
  • Product Development - Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, Electrical, & Electronic
  • Product Development - Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, & Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing & Automation - Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, Electrical, & Electronic
  • Manufacturing & Automation - Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Software, Internet & IT
  • Project Management
  • Metrics

If you are looking for a conference or other learning opportunity, check out the Calendar. The Conferences section may be especially useful.


GTK- Gateway to Knowledge is a DIRECTORY OF THOUSANDS OF LINKS to providers of engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing technologies and services. If you hit the right subjects, it is more useful than a search engine! The "main entrance" to GTK can be found at:


Alexander Haig's World Business Review: Brad Goldense has made several appearances on Alexander Haig's World Business Review, to discuss technology and product development. Streaming video of these programs, which originally aired  on PBS, ABC, NBC and CBS, is available.

  • May 20, 2003 Broadcast of September 29th In-Studio with Alexander Haig (22.5 minutes)
  • December 15, 2002 In-Studio with Alexander Haig (7.5 minutes) on CNBC September 29, 2002 In-Studio with Alexander Haig (22.5 minutes)
  • August 4, 2002 On-Location at GGI (3.5 minutes), On-Location Field Report

For more information, please visit the GGI On TV web site.


GGI RapidNews is an e-mail publication from Goldense Group, Inc (GGI). Its subject matter includes survey findings, company news, book and article reviews, key industry conferences and R&D information of interest to clients and associates. Please send communications to rn(at) Thank you.