It is Scary Out There

 

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When I was a kid, the world seemed to be so enormous and overwhelming. Adult life appeared to be so interesting and complicated. As the time went by, in my mind, the world has shrunk substantially, the adult life stopped being so glamorous. One day I suddenly realized: I became a pretty fearless grown-up. Continue reading

PM 20/20: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADOPTION IN LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES

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Hello All,  I do not do this usually, but I want to bring your attention to a great article by John Todd, Project Management Insitute. I had a pleasure to work with John, who is very thorough PMI researcher, as one of the respondents. I shared some of my pharma R&D project management experiences that served as a base for the article below.

PM 20/20: PROJECT MANAGEMENT ADOPTION IN LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES – PILOT

If you are in a company which would like to participate in the above program/interviews, please let me know and I will connect you with John!

Absence of Proof is not Proof of Absence

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Recently, I have been supporting a good friend who suffers from various health issues. During the process, we discovered that alternative therapies, not hard medicines, are often beneficial. Exercise, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, herbal or dietary supplements often may come to rescue as prescribed medication alone may not resolve the health issues. In combination, however, they can reach the desired effect (cure or improvement of the condition). Continue reading

Yoga, Neophobic Parrot, and Exciting News

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In addition to regular gym and mindfulness practice, I recently started yoga classes. My whole family is into it, same applies to my best friend. Since I deal with a lot of stressful situation in my professional life, I decided to add it to my body-mind wellness routine. Continue reading

Budget Management in R&D Projects

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Finance is a broad term describing the management of money and other valuables, which can be easily converted into cash to achieve economic objectives of the given organization. The usual structure of the financial department in large, mature pharmaceutical company includes Tax Group (scope: tax declarations & optimization, transfer pricing), Accounting (scope: external reporting, financial data management), Corporate Finance (scope: treasury & capital markets, M&A, investor relations), Controlling (scope: internal reporting, budgeting & planning, business valuation), plus potentially additional groups. Continue reading