I’m John Farnbach, Ph.D. (EE). My career has been in product development, marketing and business management.
Why Rapid Learning Cycles?
A great job of copying your peers’ “best practices” will only get you to second place. I want to help you understand the principles and build practices tailored to your company, your goals, and your culture
Having good people isn’t enough. Good people can get frustrated and produce poor results in a poorly functioning system. One of my primary jobs is to help you create a new product operation that supports invention and innovation, rather than undermining it.
And I believe that product innovation depends on fluid communications. Product developers have to integrate information from people and functions across your company. Small scaleup companies have to be wary of overly formal communications, and large companies have to inject more informality into their communications.
I have 35 years’ experience working in and around new product development as a design engineer, project manager, marketing manager, and business unit director. I’ve worked in and with both large and small companies in industries such as Instruments, Semiconductors, disc drives and telecom equipment.