One article that got my attention while searching through the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) is the one talking about accelerating innovation and what the Pandemic taught us about it. I think in the past we've all known whether it was our jobs, our personal lives, or just day-to-day life tasks, that some processes that we use are not the most efficient or innovative. What the Pandemic has done to a great extent is streamline these processes. Time was now more important than ever.The accelerated new product development process was more important than ever, showcasing companies that had breakthrough transformations in record time. A great example that the article uses is the COVID vaccines. For the first time in years, "time" was at the essence. An interesting approach that the article talks about is "lean development". This process is designed to eliminate waste and inefficiencies and make the "idea to launch system" more efficient. It focuses on removing unneeded tasks, cutting from the many preparation PPT's and presentations, essentially deleting any work that adds no value, and saving time. In order to get the vaccine ready as quickly as possible, they used a "rolling approval process" as well as key decisions to point forward. Accelerated innovation thrives in crisis situations because that's when companies can go through their processes and figure out which ones are productive, and which ones are a waste of time.Another good point that they make is about the idea that faster market=higher profits. The first-mover advantage brings a window of opportunities. Well, the idea is that it is a concept really hard to prove because you are "putting an economic value on hypothesized benefits". Something like missing the window of opportunity is really hard to measure because it just talks about "what could have been".Either way, I believe that accelerated innovation is a great goal for companies to have in their product development process and the pandemic is a great example of that. From coffee Zoom dates, to work from home and in my case our whole operations moving online, the Pandemic showed us that people are adaptable and that if forced by time, companies are able to deliver a product faster than usual by streamlining previous processes to fit the crisis timeline demanded by the situation. People said that the 08' financial crisis was great for e-commerce because it created so many new businesses, tech applications, stores, and memberships. I am excited to see what's next in this case as well.