Author | Mike Straw

Mike Straw is CEO of Achieve Breakthrough, an award-winning consultancy that provides organizations with new ways of thinking and acting to deliver better business and people performance. Achieve has worked with a number of pharmaceutical companies including Novartis, Roche, Sanofi and AstraZeneca.


Pharma Boards in the Era of Hostile Takeovers

October 19, 2015


With hostile takeovers on the rise, Mike Straw argues that pharma boards have a huge role to play in managing the people issues.

Pharma Must Move Beyond Cooperation to True Collaboration

August 10, 2015


Mike Straw argues that many pharmaceutical companies are mistaking simple cooperation for collaboration.

Is Procurement Living Up to the Challenge?

April 23, 2015


Mike Straw offers four key changes to address the "lack of love" for pharmaceutical procurement functions.

The Truth Doesn't Hurt: Why It Pays to Be Straight in Pharma

March 02, 2015


The Jim Carrey film Liar Liar showed us the comic consequences of always telling the truth. What if people in business did the same? Mike Straw considers what the impact on pharma would be.