Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

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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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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Finding the Right Physician Advisor for a Healthcare Startup

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers It has never been easier to create a sickcare startup, particularly in digital health. Part of that process requires that founders find the right players to be on the team. In many instances, that will involve finding … Continue reading

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What Innovators Can Learn From the Spectacular Rise and Crash of Theranos

Including its CEO Elizabeth Holmes Last week in a Silicon Valley courtroom, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was convicted on four counts of fraud in connection with the failed blood-testing company she founded in 2003. The Stanford dropout will … Continue reading

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Problem Seeking 101

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers When federal agencies in charge of protecting Americans’ health recommended that there should be a pause in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, state health leaders listened and suspended its use. People … Continue reading

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The Education Business Model Canvas

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers The business model canvas is one of many useful tools to design, evolve and test products and services business models. While the original model was proposed to help founders create a viable and scaleable business model, it … Continue reading

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