PPL Advice to INSEAD Students

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Apr 2015

PPL Advice to INSEAD Students

Last week, I had the opportunity to go to Fontainebleau, France, to speak to some INSEAD MBA students about my experience so far at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. This was quite a special occasion for me because I graduated from INSEAD just 16 months ago, and this was my first return to the campus and to a very special place in my heart. The event was...

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Tell Me Everything That Puts Your Mind At Ease

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Mar 2015

Tell Me Everything That Puts Your Mind At Ease

I heard that quote recently and it kind of took me by surprise. I’ve always loved listening to people’s stories and gleaning some sort of insight into what makes people love what they do, what makes them tick and why they are where they are today. People have very fascinating layers; you just have to take the time to talk to them. I’ve always been...

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350 Things: Part 2

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Mar 2015

350 Things: Part 2

Welcome back to our list of 350 things that Saint-Gobain is older than. 350 is pretty old in fact, it’s older than dental anesthesia imagine life without that – Ouch! Sagrada Familia The propeller Bourbon Lawnmowers Italy Air travel Betty White The circular saw Elevators Pablo Picasso Football (American) Croquet Cinco de Mayo Benjamin Franklin The London Underground Sir Laurence Olivier Woodstock Electronic mail The...

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3 Things You Should Know About our Northborough R&D Center

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Mar 2015

3 Things You Should Know About our Northborough R&D Center

Northborough, Massachusetts is home to one of our fabulous Research and Development centers (that I’m thrilled to be a part of). Employees from all across Saint-Gobain work and collaborate to come up with new ideas, new and improved products and more! Northborough R&D Center (NRDC) is an exciting and great place to work so I’ve come up with these three things you should know about...

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5 Ways to be More Creative this Year

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Feb 2015

5 Ways to be More Creative this Year

This time last year, most of our innovation team were pretty new to PPL and innovation, myself included. I’ve learned a lot about myself in the last 12 months, as well as learning blueprinting and creativity, so here are my top five tips. 1. Surround yourself with new and interesting people We’ve all heard the quote by Henry Ford: “If you always do what you’ve...

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Is Happiness Worth Striving For?

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Feb 2015

Is Happiness Worth Striving For?

As we come to the time of year for annual appraisals, reflection and setting new goals, I was contemplating what had the biggest impact on me last year. It was in two areas: Carpe Diem – seize the day. Death of my mother-in-law, sudden serious cancer for my sister (treated with a long chemotherapy), and cancers in a friend (treated by surgery but then serious...

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350 Things: Part 1

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Feb 2015

350 Things: Part 1

Here at Saint-Gobain we’re pretty excited to be turning 350! A lot has happened in the last 350 years so I’m here to share with you a list of 350 things that Saint-Gobain is older than. Enjoy reasons 1-50 today and look out for monthly installments leading up to our October birthday! Sliced bread America Blogs Planes Trains Automobiles Photography The Theory of Relativity The...

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Love Your Job

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Feb 2015

Love Your Job

My first business trip didn’t go so well (it’s a long story that ends with a long drive home.) This time around I was hoping for more than a cancelled flight and rental car getaway, which is good because I got a lot of love. I work in what we fondly refer to as the Creative Communications Department so my business trips really aren’t what...

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Fluid Systems Quality Management Meeting

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Feb 2015

Fluid Systems Quality Management Meeting

Our Fluid Systems Quality Management Team held a meeting last week in Cleveland with our Quality Managers from all around the world. Sixteen plant Quality Managers in total traveled from around the U.S. and even from places like Suwa, Japan, Neuss and Lindau Germany and Lyon and Charny France. (Everyone made it okay despite the snowmageddon in Ohio last week.) The main objective of the...

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Keep Calm and riPPLe On!

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Feb 2015

Keep Calm and riPPLe On!

rip●ple: verb \’ri-pƏl\ 1: to flow in small waves 2: to move with an undulating motion or so as to cause ripples 3: to have or produce a ripple effect I’m an east coast girl, so when I hear the word ripple, it makes me think of the ocean and good times I had with my friends down at “the wall” (the sea wall, that...

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