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    Berthe Stempfer, PhD
    Biopharma Business
    Skill Building
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    I would like to first start by saying that this article only reflects my perception of differences between the Academic and Industry worlds. It is solely based on my own experience. Initially, when I was thinking about the subject of current norms in the biopharmaceutical industry where I now work compared to the norms I experienced in Academia, I couldn’t see significant differences. However, when I started looking more closely to daily operations, the differences became apparent. Communication Skills… From an operational point of view, the communication style is the same in both worlds. The electronic messaging (email) etiquette are similar.  In Industry, email carries the additional benefit of recording the communication.  A phone call or verbal communication in an office is more personal, but there is no trace or proof it ever happened.  A written ...