Arena Blog

Topic: Product Design

Surprising Partnerships and Product Direction

A small startup textile company and BAE Systems winning a contract to provide the US Department of Defense with a few million dollars worth of “smart” uniforms. A car company and a hi-tech device and app company (yes, Apple) possibly partnering around batteries. Social needs-focused and micro-loan visionary Grameen...

March 22, 2014

Protecting your business in an environment of change

Bijan is a senior consultant and co-founder of Symphony Consulting, a management consulting firm located in Sunnyvale, California that specializes in sourcing, procurement and supply chain management. This article originally appeared in the Symphony quarterly newsletter. From political campaigns to the shifting economy to adjustments in manufacturing strategy necessitated...

Sept. 13, 2012