Author Archives: Arlen Meyers

How to Find Innovation Champions and Pilot Partners from Outside In

Creating corporate innovation is never easy and takes several steps. Carlson and Wilmot mention five disciplines: Important Needs: Work on important customer and market needs, not just what is interesting to you. Value Creation: Use the tools of value creation to create customer value fast. Innovation Champions: Be an innovation champion to drive the value-creation process. Innovation Teams: Use a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to innovation to create a ...

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What Happens When Doctors Begin Dating Startups?

The matchmaker business model, connecting one party interested in connecting with another party, whether it be with romantic or business intent or building a community of interest, is common. Now that doctors and startups are interested in working with each other or doctors are interested in finding clients for their side gigs, the dating docs models are expanding. Like all dating services, however, their value depends on matching the ...

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The case for sick care improvements, not disruption

Sick care is in trouble. Many argue that we need to go big or go home claiming that we should stop tweaking the system of systems and, instead, make the existing model obsolete. However, the Moon shot mentality has many downsides. High risk high return ventures often fail, creating a lot of collateral damage. 70-20-10 is a formula that describes ...

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Welcome to Innovation Resorts

Dear Innovator, On behalf of the staff at Innovation Resorts, welcome. We hope you enjoy your stay and please do not hesitate to contact us via our app if you need anything. Our model is a cross between Canyon Ranch and Techstars and our mission is to help you get your ideas to customers in a supportive and healthy environment. Thinks of us as chicken ...

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Dr. Asshole

In 2004, Stanford Professor Robert Sutton published “More Trouble Than They’re Worth” in the Harvard Business Review. His subsequent book, The No Asshole Rule, expanded on the theme and described how toxic the syndrome can be and whether you are one or not. Are you one? Here is a test to find out and the accompanying survival guide for assholes. Prof. Sutton now has a ...

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Innerpreneurs, entrepreneurs, wannapreneurs and intrapreneurs

These days, you can’t be a hipster without being a -preneur. They come in all sizes and shapes. Ganjapreneurs sell pot or pot derivatives. Technopreneurs do online anything. And then there are the doctorpreneurs, physician entrepreneurs or medpreneurs. The list gets even more confusing since there are so many different kinds and definitions. Here is a brief lexicon to help understand the ...

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How to Compete Against Commoditycare

There are large variations in US sickcare. Surgery rates for a given condition vary depending on where you live and the costs are all over the map too. When it comes to outcomes, the numbers are hard to come by for any given doctor, so who knows? But, with advances in data acquistion and analytics, treatment metrics will, at least theoretically, regress ...

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How do you do innovation?

If you had an idea for a medical device, would you know where to go at work to get help commercializing or deploying it in your organization? Most of the time, based on my experience, the answer is no. Giffford Pinchot, who originated the term “intrapreneur”, has suggested that you rate your organization in several domains to see whether your ...

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Drivers of International Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Life science entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity with scarce, uncontrolled resources with the goal of creating customer/user-defined value through the deployment of biomedical and clinical innovation. Innovation can come in many forms, not just products and services.There are many new exciting business opportunities for innovators to develop and commercialize their new products and services. However, the life science innovation ...

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