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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/

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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Innovation Champions and Pilot Partners from Outside In

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Creating corporate innovation is never easy and takes several steps. Carlson and Wilmot mention 5 disciplines: 1. Important Needs: Work on important customer and market needs, not just what is interesting to you. 2. Value Creation: Use the tools of … Continue reading

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What Entrepreneurship Education Really Teaches Us

It’s been 100 years since Harvard Business School began using the case study method. Beyond teaching specific subject matter, the case study method excels in instilling meta-skills in students. This article explains the importance of seven such skills: preparation, discernment, bias … Continue reading

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The ABCDEs of Technology Adoption

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Every day, doctors have to make daily decisions about whether or not to adopt a new technology and add it their clinical armamentarium, either replacing or supplementing what they do. In doing so, they … Continue reading

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Innovation Theater – How to Fake It ‘Till You Make It

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers The overwhelming number of doctors, engineers and scientists don’t have an entrepreneurial mindset. What’s more, when they have an idea, they don’t know what to do with it since they will not learn those competencies … Continue reading

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