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/

The Gilded Age of SickTech

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. The WSJ reported that Twitter Inc. TWTR 5.66% accepted Elon Musk’s bid to take over the company and go private, a deal that would give the world’s richest person control over the social-media network where he is also among its most influential users. … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurial Mindset

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Most doctors, scientists, engineers, business school grads and lawyers I’ve taught don’t have an entrepreneurial mindset. There are lots of reasons why, some of which have to do with how they are chosen by … Continue reading

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19 Things Physician Entrepreneurs Don’t Get About Sales and Marketing

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Many biomedical and health marketing and sales people ask about tips and techniques on how to sell to doctors. But, very few doctors or physician entrepreneurs have much interest in how to market and … Continue reading

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12 Reasons to Write Your Own Letter of Recommendation

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Are you stuck? The first step in making a career change is self reflection. One way to describe yourself and your transferable skills and what you have in mind for the future is to write your own letter … Continue reading

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How to Balance a Culture of Conformity with Creativity in Medicine

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Medicine, by its nature, is a culture of conformity. We are trained to do no harm, be risk averse, and conform to the standard of care. We follow “best practices” i.e. what everyone else … Continue reading

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How to Write a Failure Resume

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Most resumes are designed to help you find a job, get a promotion or as part of a grant submission or other way to find money. Much like an academic CV, they enumerate your … Continue reading

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Should You Have a Department of Artificial Intelligence?

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Several hospitals, academic medical centers and medical schools are creating artificial intelligence organizational centers, institutes and programs. Examples are Stanford, the University of Colorado , Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Duke. If you are contemplating doing the same, think … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Digital and AI Transformation

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. In his book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steve Blank described what has become the gospel of lean startup methodologies: Customer validation, customer discovery, customer creation and company building The path to sickcare digital transformation … Continue reading

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Forming Good Entrepreneurial Habits

Going from Said to Done GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Are you trying to change and practice entrepreneurial habits? Science can help and here’s how. As you progress in your career, it often gets harder to ask for help in … Continue reading

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Mentors Advise and Sponsors Invest

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Whether you are a physician entrepreneur or intrapreneur, the primary thing that matters is that you can recruit people to help you and find the assets you need to be successful. In the initial stages … Continue reading

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