The global consumer product market is exploding. In 2006 alone,150,000 new products were brought to market. Now for the bad news:of those, fewer than 5% were hits, and fewer than 15% will evenexist five years from now.
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* Developing a winning NPD strategy
* Generating bold new ideas for products and services
* Understanding what your customers really want
* Keeping projects on track, on budget, and on-time
* Building effective cross-functional teams
* Planning and executing a blockbuster launch
* Collaborating with global partners
* Maximizing your chances for success
No matter what size or type of business you're in, thisbook provides you with an unbeatable competitive advantage in thebooming global marketplace for new products and services.