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10 Ways to Find Internal Innovation Champions from the Outside Looking In

Creating corporate innovation is never easy and takes several steps. Carlson and Wilmot mention five disciplines:– See more at:

Several Barriers Slow International Physician Entrepreneurship

Health systems all over the world, not just in the US, are under stress. They all have to address quality, cost, and access with limited resources. There are many disparities both within countries and across countries. (Here’s an example from South Korea.) – See more at:

Are Those in Certain Medical Specialties More Entrepreneurial Than Others?

Some people think that certain specialties, like emergency medicine, orthopedics, or ophthalmology, are more entrepreneurial than others. Of course, it depends on how you define entrepreneurship: number of patents, value of spin-out companies created, valuations, or funding raised? My definition of entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity with uncontrolled resources with the goal of creating… Read more »

How to Address ‘Change Fatigue’ When Selling Your Products

For those people who deliver, manage, and lead Sick Care, change is happening quickly. Rapid change leads to change fatigue. The cumulative effect of continual and overlapping change has left staff increasingly stressed, burned out, and overwhelmed. This will negatively impact not only staff engagement and retention but also organizational success. Even with effective change management, change… Read more »

The Rise of Academic Accelerators

Large corporations know they have to innovate to grow and compete in the global economy. Corporate innovation outposts and other arrangements have emerged as a result and big organizations are rethinking how they get more creativity from their employees as well as impact from their research and development budgets. Academic research universities and affiliated integrated delivery networks are also… Read more »

The 3 Demographic Groups of Physician Entrepreneurs

Physician entrepreneurs come in several basic flavors, and medicine needs to change to make room for them.– See more at:

A Residency Is Not a Startup

Physician entrepreneurs evolve in stages, just like clinicians. While there are some similarities, I believe there are distinct differences.  – See more at:

Is Your Body Telling You Something?

If you are a sports fan, you know that 1) Peyton Manning’s future is in doubt; 2) Tiger Woods seems to have met the end of his career; and 3) Wladimir Klitschko will fight to regain his heavyweight boxing crown. At some point in their careers, entrepreneurs face some of the same issues and decision nodes…. Read more »

The ABCDEs of Technology Adoption

Every day, doctors have to make 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 run the risk of making a Type 1 or a Type 2 adoption error.– See more at: