Author Archives: Arlen Meyers

About Arlen Meyers

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is an emeritus professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, an instructor at the University of Colorado-Denver Business School and cofounding President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ameyers/

Are doctors wasting their time on entrepreneurship?

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Medical students, residents and practitioners around the world are getting more and more interested in entrepreneurship for many reasons. With that, some are questioning the wisdom of doctors bothering themselves with “the business of medicine” , innovation … Continue reading

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Teaching to Win the 4th Industrial Revolution

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers The Coronapocalypse is forcing us to rethink who, how and what we teach. Regardless of how we do it, college students don’t learn much and the teacher experience is eroding. Many not for profits are directing their … Continue reading

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Advances in the Management of Worthless Meeting Syndrome

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Now that we have all been stuck inside for almost two years, many of us are suffering from an exacerbation of worthless meeting syndrome (WMS) , most recently remotely. Of course, worthless meeting syndrome is … Continue reading

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Myths About Physician Entrepreneurs

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Physician entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity by doctors and other health professionals under VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) conditions. The goal is to create user/patient/stakeholder defined value through the design, development, testing, deployment … Continue reading

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Should intrapreneurs really ask for forgiveness and not permission?

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Intrapreneurs are employees trying to act like entrepreneurs, i.e. pursuing opportunity in their organizations with scarce resources with the goal of creating user defined value through the deployment of innovation. Many run into a brick wall. … Continue reading

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Lead Innovation, Don’t Manage It

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Chief Innovation Officers are growing like weeds. Some think their job is to manage innovation. Some even go so far as to define their desirable traits. Here is yet another article on how to manage … Continue reading

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Being Too Focused on the Test is Dangerous

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Like most premeds, I got into medical school, mostly, because I am good at taking standardized tests, I can memorize lots of information , I had some cultural and economic advantages and I knew what … Continue reading

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How to Scale Your Culture

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Facebook, Apple, Boeing, McDonald’s and Starbucks are not the only high profile companies that have lost their way as they just got bigger and bigger. Experts and pundits will offer many reasons, some organizational and some more personal about the … Continue reading

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How to Go From Nail It to Scale It

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers The startup journey is about going from fail it to nail to scale it to sale it. You have to: set up and fail at conducting the right business model and experiments to find a profitable … Continue reading

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The Academic Intrapreneur Dossier

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Entrepreneurial universities and medical schools, as rare as they are, require intrapreneurial faculty i.e. faculty who are trying to act like entrepreneurs in their institutions. One way to recruit, develop and promote faculty intrapreneurs is to … Continue reading

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