Cyberdemon wrote:Execution is what separates great designers from great concept artists.
Most of us are capable of conceiving amazing products, being able to push as much of that intent through the pipeline requires communication, politics, negotiation and enough craftiness to keep the intent alive and delivering what the customer deserves.
You are describing a good salesperson. I couldn't agree more. It is an area where I am lacking a good reason for me not to be VP of NPD. At that level, great sales is required and technical knowledge is only desired.