Suppose you have a 10-year-old named Sarah and, between texting at the dinner table, you start talking about her future and her idea that she wants to be a neurosurgeon? Suppose healthcare looks like this by the time she gets to medical school? Or maybe the conversation in about whether to go to college at all.…

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Sickcare spending continues to spiral out of control. Patients are becoming impatient voters. Hospitals are folding or consolidating and rural hospitals are disappearing. bringing the number of rural hospital closures up to 98 since 2010. Hundreds more are likely to follow. Currently, 46% of rural hospitals operate at a loss, compared to 44% in 2018 and…

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Dear Miss. Robertson, Thank you for responding to our solicitation for a new Dean of our medical school. We are intrigued by your past experience and background in private equity. As you are well aware, things are changing quickly in sick care and the medical education establishment has been slow to adapt. You’ve no doubt…

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Here are some reasons why your innovation initiative will fail. When they do, and, according to some estimates they will 90% of the time, you should learn from your mistakes and move on. It would also help to have an innovation morbidity and mortality conference so others can learn from your mistakes. One reason your new product or process…

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If you run an organization that holds regularly scheduled meetings and networking events, there are many online invitation services that automate the process of creating, distributing and collecting fees, if applicable, to attend. Meetup, Eventbrite and Mailchimp are but a few. Our organization, The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), a global non-profit with a mission to help…

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If for nothing else than the future of your children, take 12 minutes to watch this. If you agree, then thriving in the 4th industrial revolution will require nothing short of restructuring public education at all levels, not just k-12. Even doctors will need to change how they educate their young. How many things can you do…

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Coworking is the way people work these days. Coworking now takes up 27million sq feet of office space across the US, and 19 more growth statistics that prove coworking is the new normal. There are currently 14,411 coworking spaces in the world today. The number of coworking members will rise to 3.8 million by 2020 and…

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WHO has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services. However, implementing these ideas around the globe will require : Overcoming the barriers to dissemination and implementation Creating a global cybernervous system Transforming sick care to…

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I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of all the entrepreneurial cheerleaders and hoopla. The message is that if you only have perseverance and grit, you can be successful. If you can just walk across some coals, the brass ring is almost in hand. You can achieve anything if you put your mind to…

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My definition of entrepreneurship has five parts: The pursuit of opportunity Working under conditions of uncertainty with scarce resources The goal is to create multiples of user defined value when compared to a competitive offering or the status quo Through the development and deployment of innovation (NB: one way is to create a company, but there…

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