Category: Blog

How Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

The culture, ethos, and ethics of medicine are different from the culture, ethos, and ethics of business and, as a result, when doctors start practicing physician entrepreneurship, they, like many, are often their own worst enemies when it comes to making the necessary adjustments they need to succeed. – See more at:

10 Ways Doctors Can Regain Control of Medicine

July 4th is the time for independent musings and to reflect on the great American experiment and the wisdom and courage of our forefathers. – See more at:

Advice to Small Medicine Practitioners

I recently met with a management consultant who works with sick-care organizations. His potential client is building a new multispecialty clinic building and looking for some strategic and tactical direction to succeed given the multiple threats and opportunities.  – See more at:

Never Promise Innovation You Can’t Deliver

Sick-care innovation is a tag-team sport. Consequently, a key success factor is the ability to state a clear vision and definition of innovation and get all stakeholders pulling the oars in the same direction.  – See more at:

When to Pull the Plug

Creating a new venture, championing a new process, or offering a new course or program is exciting. However, statistically, it is more likely you will fail than succeed, and there is a fine line between determination and pig-headed optimism. You might not have the skills to do what you love. At some point, you will… Read more »

10 Reasons Doctors Are Not Great Early Evangelists

Patients are terrible early evangelists for three reasons. I highlight these three reasons in this video: – See more at:

The Mission-Driven Business Model

Doctors are confused. One the one hand, they are concerned about the influence of BIG MEDICINE and BIG PROFITS on the practice of medicine. On the other hand, they are beginning to understand that running a medical practice is a professional service business with all the requirements for generating a reasonable profit to be able… Read more »

10 Reasons Doctors Don’t Play Nice With Others

Do you see that kid sitting by the fence alone in the playground during recess? She’s thinking about being a doctor when she grows up. Of course, so are a lot of kids too who are joyfully playing kickball, but, a lot of doctors simply don’t play nice with others. Consequently, collaborative care is hard,… Read more »

Uh-Oh! I forgot About Getting Paid for My Products

Getting your ideas to patients can be overwhelming. Getting paid for them is another story. Too often, instead of having a proactive plan, reimbursement becomes an afterthought. In the meantime, the meter is running, cash flow is drying up, and investors are getting nervous. In short, you need a plan. – See more at:

Wanted: Chief Future Officer

Kurt Vonnegut thought we needed a Secretary of the Future. Suppose your organization hired someone to be the Chief Future Officer? – See more at: