Redefining “Success” – The Biggest Shift in Moving to a Startup

Mistakes are the currency of growth, if you can embrace them

Eighteen months ago, I left a great job at a global financial institution to join a fintech startup just coming off its seed funding round. At the time, the company had just three employees who were designing our early products out of a small coworking space. Like many professionals taking a less-trodden path, I found […]

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Making mergers measurable

Get out the microscope, and engage the Board in what you find

The majority of mergers fail to meet their intended goals. For those that are successful, the top reasons, per the KPMG Board Leadership Center, are, in order of importance: Well executed integration plan A correct valuation Effective due diligence A well executed integration plan depends on effective due diligence. Frequently, not enough time is spent […]

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Building an innovative community

Join our Corporate Innovators Council?

Corporate innovators are building an innovation community to actively engage, support and educate each other. We share best practices and ideate around key challenges in a vendor free and very collaborative environment. Since its inception in 2016, activities include: Innovation organization review: members review their innovation organization’s evolution, org structure, positions, responsibilities, process, tools, methodologies, […]

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Getting into blockchain

Bootstrap your brain

Lexy Prodromos, a fellow active learner (see Out Work and Out Learn Everyone!), truly bootstrapped her way into a prominent role in the blockchain ecosystem. Now a Research and Marketing Strategist at Bloq, Inc., and the Director of Operations for the Chicago Blockchain Center, her journey shows how to build your value and seize an opportunity. We worked together […]

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Building Internal Data Analytics Talent

Digital transformation in a tight labor market…

Data is the foundation of digital transformation, and the skilled talent is hard to find. A McKinsey report predicted that by 2018, the US will be short by 140,000-190,000 people with “deep analytical skills” and 1.5 million managers with expertise in understanding and using their work. This is true across industries, including government. During my recent tenure […]

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Alliant is very pleased with our experience working with the TrueLine Publishing team. We were not only impressed with the caliber of the whitepaper that was produced, but with the level of attention from the team we partnered with. They were very detailed oriented and I appreciated their follow up. They even offered to refresh the article and invited Alliant to participate in some of the design features. It is without reservation that I highly recommend other businesses partnering with this publication and I look forward to an opportunity to work with them again in the future.
— Katie Patterson, Director of Marketing, Alliant Technologies


Spring I 2024



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