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Does Being Disruptively Innovative Translate Into Being More Patient-Centric?
Does Being Disruptively Innovative Translate Into Being More Patient-Centric? Everyone has experienced poor customer service in one form or another. Say you want to call a company with a question or a complaint about a product. You’re likely to be informed by an automated voice that, “Due to the high volume of calls we are currently experiencing, your anticipated wait time will be X minutes.  For faster and more convenient customer service, please visit our website at www.wedon’tcaretospeaktoyou...  Continue Reading...
The Value Of Biopharma Headhunters — A Comprehensive Executive Resource
The Value Of Biopharma Headhunters — A Comprehensive Executive Resource During a conversation with Pascale Witz, leader of Sanofi’s newly created global divisions and strategic development organization, the former GE executive commented on the value of headhunters (recruiters) in being able to do more than fill talent gaps.   Continue Reading...
How A Twitter KOL List Can Keep Life Sciences Execs Focused
How A Twitter KOL List Can Keep Life Sciences Execs Focused There are plenty of articles out there telling us who to follow on Twitter. For example, Twitter In The Life Sciences: The Ultimate ‘Who To Follow’ Checklist, Fast Company’s take on who the most creative people in business follow, Luke Timmerman’s suggestion on who life science pros should follow, 31 Influential Business Leaders To Follow On Twitter, Top Leadership Experts To Follow In 2015, and so on.  Continue Reading...
Will India Be The Downfall Of The U.S. Biopharma Industry?
Will India Be The Downfall Of The U.S. Biopharma Industry? In September 2014, Gilead announced a generic licensing agreement with then seven India-based generic pharmaceutical manufacturers to increase access to Hepatitis C treatments in developing countries.  Continue Reading...
Are The Big Paydays For Unproven Biotechs A Concern?
Are The Big Paydays For Unproven Biotechs A Concern? Last week, an article in the Wall Street Journal pointed to NantKwest Inc. (NASDAQ: NK) as being the latest example of a biotech company which is valued at several billion dollars even though it still doesn’t have an approved drug.  Continue Reading...
How To Build A Corporate Culture Of Sustainable Innovation
How To Build A Corporate Culture Of Sustainable Innovation Shortly after the April 2015 publication of Guiding Bayer’s Global Innovation Engines To New Heights, an article I wrote featuring Bayer board of management member, Kemal Malik, I received a phone call from Valerie Bowling. The executive director for the Conference Forum and producer of one of my favorite events, Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials (DPharm), Bowling said the article sparked an idea.  Continue Reading...
Two Tools To Grow Your Influence As A Leader
Two Tools To Grow Your Influence As A Leader In my previous blog, Are You Seeking To Grow Your Influence, I wrote about one of the three tools every executive can use to grow their influence — credibility. Inspired by Joel Trammell, author of The CEO Tightrope, the former CEO and past Life Science Leader magazine Leadership Lessons contributor had sent me a copy of his book to review.  Continue Reading...
Are You Seeking To Grow Your Influence?
Are You Seeking To Grow Your Influence? For executives there is an inherent tension between having total responsibility and having very limited control. The question is, how does one strike a balance between the two? According to Joel Trammell, author of The CEO Tightrope, and past Life Science Leader magazine Leadership Lessons contributor, the key is to seek to grow your influence by applying the 3Cs available to every exec — credibility, competence, and caring.  Continue Reading...
Budding Bioengineer Shares Impressions Of 2015 BIO Exhibit Floor
Budding Bioengineer Shares Impressions Of 2015 BIO Exhibit Floor What follows is the 2015 BIO International Conference as viewed through the eyes of a student and first time attendee — a fresh perspective of the tradeshow floor at BIO that we industry veterans might often take for granted.  Continue Reading...
Did You Miss Some Opportunities At BIO This Year?
Did You Miss Some Opportunities At BIO This Year? The tagline on the cover of the BIO International Convention’s 2015 pre-event planner is “Forge SUPER powerful connections.” If you think this an exaggeration, then you are obviously not trying hard enough.   Continue Reading...