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News arrived today that Bob Galvin, founder of the Galvin Electricity Initiative, died on Tuesday, October 11th. Galvin had been the CEO and Chairman of Motorola for over 30 years. The Galvin Electricity Initiative was a visionary attempt to transform our obsolete electricity system. Those who knew him would not be surprised to find he was involved in a visionary effort.
I didn't know Mr. Galvin. I just saw him give the keynote speech at SCIP a few years ago, and ran across his electricity initiative because of my consulting in that industry.
At Motorola, Galvin had been a strong proponent, sponsor, and early adopter of formal competitive intelligence as a strategic component. Galvin's keynote speech, he described adopting the framework of national intelligence into a corporate environment, and adapting Key Intelligence Topics into a corporate setting.
Galvin also pioneered the adoption of 6 Sigma quality efforts at Motorola.
The corporate environment has lost a giant.
Competitive Intelligence has also lost an important advocate and friend.