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Positioning Your Startups for Success

Jeffrey Hausfeld MD, MBA, is the Chairman of the Board of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, who moderated a panel for Pismo Venture’s first Life science Symposium. This panel details how you can position your start-ups for success with panelists from the community. Panelists include: Errol Arkilic, PhD is a nationally recognized leader in technology… Read more »

What’s driving biomedical portfolio careers?

The concept of a portfolio career, significant involvement in one or more areas (portfolios) of activity outside of a primary job role, either concurrently or sequentially, is nothing new in business. In fact, several companies have developed infrastructure and processes to encourage workers and management teams to expand their interests and skills. Sabbaticals, knowledge exchange programs, volunteer… Read more »

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 recognition, judgement, collaboration, curiosity, and self-confidence. Now, project based learning has emerged as another experiential… Read more »

Will proximity bias hurt your medical career?

According to a recently reported study, some 58% of knowledge workers are now in hybrid working arrangements, according to a new survey of more than 10,000 workers around the world by Slack’s Future Forum. And while flexible work has become popular, there is a concern of possible inequity between remote and in-office employees. Proximity bias — the… Read more »

#Metoo Medicine

Women make up more than 50% of medical school students. Yet, only slightly more than 30% of the US physician workforce are women. That differs from other countries. With looming physician shortages across the U.S., it makes sense to address extra career barriers common to women physicians. Equal pay, respectful treatment, greater visibility and meaningful support for family responsibilities could… Read more »

The 4 C’s of the MBA: Worth the price for a doctor?

Physicians are used to getting credentials, so it’s no surprise that those who are interested in the business of healthcare and medicine consider getting MBAs. However, before you invest the time, effort and money enrolling in an MBA program, ask yourself the following questions: 1. What is your goal? Most physicians who get MBAs do… Read more »