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== Contact Information ==
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*Center for Design Research<br>Stanford University<br>424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560, #203<br>Stanford, CA 94305-2206
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*[mailto:mfschar@stanford.edu mfschar@stanford.edu]<br>
== About  ==
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Mark recently completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering/Design at Stanford University. The focus of his research can broadly be described as “pivot thinking,” the cognitive aptitudes and abilities that encourage innovation, and the tension between design engineering and business management cognitive styles. Mark is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University and teaches the course ME310X - Product Management.<br>  
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Mark recently completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/Design at Stanford University. The focus of his research can broadly be described as “pivot thinking,” the cognitive aptitudes and abilities that encourage innovation, and the tension between design engineering and business management cognitive styles. Mark is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University and teaches the course [https://www.stanford.edu/group/designx_lab/cgi-bin/mainwiki/index.php/ME310X_New_Product_Design ME310X Product Management].
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Mark has extensive background in consumer products management, having managed more than 50 consumer driven businesses over a 25-year career with The Procter &amp; Gamble Company. In 2005, he joined Intuit, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and initiated a number of consumer package goods marketing best practices, introduced the use of competitive response modeling and "on-the-fly" A|B testing program to qualify software improvements. Mark is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of [http://www.ogsp.org/mark-schar/ One Page Solutions], a consulting firm that uses the OGSP® process to help technology and branded product clients develop better strategic plans. Mark is a member of The Band of Angels, Silicon Valley's oldest organization dedicated exclusively to funding seed stage start-ups. In addition, he serves on the board of several technology start-up companies. <br>  
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== Education  ==
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Mark has extensive background in consumer products management, having managed more than 50 consumer driven businesses over a 25-year career with The Procter &amp; Gamble Company.&nbsp; In 2005, I joined Intuit, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and initiated a number of consumer package goods marketing best practices, introduced the use of competitive response modeling and "on-the-fly" A|B testing program to qualify software improvements.  
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*Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2011
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*M.B.A., Finance/Marketing, Kellogg School, Northwestern University, 1977
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*B.S.S., Communications, Northwestern University, 1975<br>
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*[https://www.stanford.edu/group/design_education/wikiupload/b/ba/Mark_Schar_Vitae_9-11.pdf Vitae]
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Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Speech from Nothwestern University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, also at Northwestern University.&nbsp; He is a former Board member of the University Wisconsin Center for Brand and Product Management and has served on the national Boards of America's Second Harvest (National Food Bank Cooperative), the Free Store Food Bank (Cincinnati Food Bank Cooperative) and The Gow School (Private High School for Dyslexic Boys).
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== Publications  ==
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Mark is also a member of The Band of Angels, Silicon Valley's oldest organization dedicated exclusively to funding and advising seed stage startups. In addition, he has serves on the board of several technology start-up companies. <br>
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*Kress, G. L. and Schar, M. F., ''“Teamology – The Art and Science of Design Team Formation,'' in Design Thinking Research: Studying Co-Creation in Practice, ed. H. Plattner, C. Meinel, and L. J Leifer (Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 2011), 191-212.
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*Schar, M.F. and Lande, M., ''“‘What Counts’ for Success: Understanding the Role of Product Manager and the Implications for Teaching Design Engineering Students” ''(presented at the Mudd Design Workshop VIII, Claremont CA, May, 2011).
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== Contact ==
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== Media  ==
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*[mailto:mfschar@stanford.edu mfschar@stanford.edu] <br>
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Leaders Make the Future: A Discussion with [http://www.iftf.org/what-we-do/who-we-are/staff/bob-johansen/ Dr. Bob Johansen], Distinguished Fellow, [http://www.iftf.org/home/ Institute for the Future]. Sponsored by the [http://scpd.stanford.edu/publicViewHome.do?method=load Stanford Center for Professional Development], March 5, 2013. [http://youtu.be/jv3VR1J5RbY Full interview].
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*Center for Design Research<br>Stanford University<br>424 Panama Mall, #203<br>Stanford, CA 94305-2206
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Contact Information

  • Center for Design Research
    Stanford University
    424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560, #203
    Stanford, CA 94305-2206
  • mfschar@stanford.edu

About

Mark recently completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/Design at Stanford University. The focus of his research can broadly be described as “pivot thinking,” the cognitive aptitudes and abilities that encourage innovation, and the tension between design engineering and business management cognitive styles. Mark is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University and teaches the course ME310X Product Management.

Mark has extensive background in consumer products management, having managed more than 50 consumer driven businesses over a 25-year career with The Procter & Gamble Company. In 2005, he joined Intuit, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and initiated a number of consumer package goods marketing best practices, introduced the use of competitive response modeling and "on-the-fly" A|B testing program to qualify software improvements. Mark is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of One Page Solutions, a consulting firm that uses the OGSP® process to help technology and branded product clients develop better strategic plans. Mark is a member of The Band of Angels, Silicon Valley's oldest organization dedicated exclusively to funding seed stage start-ups. In addition, he serves on the board of several technology start-up companies.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2011
  • M.B.A., Finance/Marketing, Kellogg School, Northwestern University, 1977
  • B.S.S., Communications, Northwestern University, 1975
  • Vitae

Publications

  • Kress, G. L. and Schar, M. F., “Teamology – The Art and Science of Design Team Formation,” in Design Thinking Research: Studying Co-Creation in Practice, ed. H. Plattner, C. Meinel, and L. J Leifer (Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 2011), 191-212.
  • Schar, M.F. and Lande, M., “‘What Counts’ for Success: Understanding the Role of Product Manager and the Implications for Teaching Design Engineering Students” (presented at the Mudd Design Workshop VIII, Claremont CA, May, 2011).

Media

Leaders Make the Future: A Discussion with Dr. Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future. Sponsored by the Stanford Center for Professional Development, March 5, 2013. Full interview.

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