Chapter 5 Innovation Excellence Begins

DOI: 10.4324/9781003231837-5

The meeting invitation was titled, “Davanti Objectives, Goals, and Strategy.” Anna had scheduled the meeting for late Monday afternoon in the Davanti conference room. As Junior walks there, he remembers the mess they’d made of Mo’s direct-drive bicycle presentation weeks earlier. “There’ll be no more of that,” he thinks, and hopes that he’ll never witness another such farce. He turns to see Sofia, walking behind him, and stops to greet her.

“Sofia, good afternoon.”

“Good afternoon, Junior. You look like a man on a mission.”

“I am, thanks to you,” he says, pausing to get his composure. “I regret my boorish behavior the last time we spoke. I apologize. I’ve got a lot to ...

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