Brian Reed

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Top 12 takeaways from the 2018 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference — while the destination is uncertain, the direction is clear

January 10, 2018 | Print | Email<p>The recent breathtaking flurry of mega-mergers coupled with increasingly challenging market forces and an ever …

The 1 Sentence That Will Make You a More Effective Speaker Every Time | Inc.com

"Clear writing is clear thinking." My 10th-grade English teacher shared that morsel of wisdom once as I was slogging through a 20-page term paper with no idea where I was going or how to make the points I wanted to make; every word I wrote led me further down a rabbit hole of rambling sentences, …

Public Speaking

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Give me the Misfits Over the Mainstreamers | Inc.com

"<i>Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only</i> …

This Is the Job That Best Prepares You for CEO Success

Best training ground for the C-suite isn't glamorous, just crucial.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many paths lead to the CEO chair, but one individual role best prepares people to be a CEO -- product manager. This job is a great training ground for chief executives, at …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader | Inc.com

"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're paid to stay ahead of trends and look at pitfalls and success factors of …

Entrepreneurship

How Smart People Work Less and Get More Done

How you work is far more important than how much you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than …

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

What Exactly Is Digital Health?

So what exactly is Digital Health?<p>The majority of people that I speak to still don’t really understand what Digital Health is, nor its potential …

20 Life-Changing Books You Must Add to Your List for 2017 | Inc.com

The magical thing about books is that they have the power to change your life. It's a big reason why reading is an activity shared by the most successful people on earth.<p>The right book at the right time is priceless. With the investment of a few hours and less than $15 you can obtain actionable …

How to define your Minimum Viable Product?

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say “Minimum Buy-able product”<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product</b> …

Namesake: The history behind common surgical instruments

Within the medical field, naming a surgical instrument is often considered the epitome of success. Such a major contribution not only cements the …

Health care must ditch its attachment to outdated software

The health care technology lobby, for one, will begin bending the new president's ear on subsidies and federal mandates to prop up their businesses.<p>But if Trump creates new bonus programs in 2017 for doctors to do much of anything — let alone buy more software — you'll be able to knock me over with …

10 Success lessons from Dale Carnegie – “Best-Selling Author” for entrepreneurs

Share80<p>Tweet<p>Share168<p>+12<p>Shares 250<p>Dale Carnegie was a famous lecturer and writer as well as the developer of very popular courses in self-improvement, …

2017: The Year For Supply Chain Transformation

Procurement Leaders recently surveyed our community of procurement executives in which we asked about their plans to reform their functions. In one of the most surprising findings of the research was that 82% of procurement organizations were currently undergoing a transformation.<p>This is an …

Manufacturing

Reducing health care costs through supply chain management

In the national debate over how to make U.S. healthcare more efficient, one promising area for reform is often overlooked: supplies. Whether the …

Understanding Machine Learning

Learn how you can modernize your data warehouse with Apache Hadoop. View an on-demand webinar now. Brought to you in partnership with …

49 hospitals with the lowest readmission rates

December 28, 2016 | Print | Email<p>Even though recent studies have called into question if low readmission rates are a sign of a high-quality hospital, …

10 Young CEO's of Silicon Valley startups you can't afford to ignore

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share41<p>+1<p>Shares 67<p>Tales of enormous fortunes created by the technology industry brought a gold rush in recent years that has gripped San …

Big Data Analytics: Eating An Elephant

Of all the disruptive technologies we track, big data analytics is the biggest. It’s also among the haziest in terms of what it really means to supply chain. In fact, its importance seems more to reflect the assumed convergence of trends for massively increasing amounts of data and ever faster …

Big Data

Tim Ferriss' 3 Rules of Branding

<b>1.</b> <b>Instead of fixating on the often nebulous “brand,” think of how you can “own a category”</b> in the minds of 1,000 die-hard fans who can then act as …

Starting A Company To Make An Impact? Your Time May Be Spent Elsewhere, Study Says

You’ve just had your business idea and you want to make a change in your community or industry. As an entrepreneur, that’s an invigorating feeling. But what if you knew that your time would be spent elsewhere? Many young entrepreneurs often waste time on tasks outside of their role as a leader, but …

Entrepreneurship

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

8 Success lessons from Steve Ballmer – “Microsoft Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share33<p>Tweet<p>Share52<p>+12<p>Shares 87<p>No one will forget Steve Ballmer’s tenure at Microsoft. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s exuberant former CEO, is applying …

How Effective Are Nootropics and “Smart” Drugs?

Imagine a pill you can take to speed up your thought processes, boost your memory, and make you more productive. If it sounds like the ultimate life …

The Brain

The Dark Ages of Austin startup capital

Richard Bagdonas Contributor<p>Richard Bagdonas is an Austin-based entrepreneur. He is currently the chief healthcare architect at MI7.<p>An Austin-based venture capital firm recently offered my company $400,000 for 40 percent of its equity. This was one week before their counterpart in the Bay Area …

This Simple Workplace Change Could Improve Surgery Survival Rates

Happier nurses = healthier patients.<p>Surgery patients do better when nurses have better working environments, according to a new study.<p>Hospitals with well-staffed, top-notch nursing departments had fewer deaths after surgery than hospitals without those high-quality nursing departments, researchers …

5 steps to standing out when you first meet a VC

I often ask entrepreneurs I’m meeting for the first time to imagine that our meeting just ended and it was a great success from their point of view. Then I ask, “What made this such a great meeting for you?”<p>It is a dependable way to guide a conversation to a meaningful outcome and lead …

6 Tips For Startups Wanting To Add A Blog To Their Website

<b>Since I started being involved with blogs back in 2006, a lot of people ask me questions about how their startup can add one to their website.</b> When I …

Magic

To Keep Bacteria Off Medical Devices, Coat Them In This Slippery Liquid

Back off bacteria, you'll get no traction here<p>With antibiotic resistant microbes on the rise, plenty of researchers are looking into ways of thwarting the stubborn little devils. Scientists are working on everything, from air cocoons and electrical implants, to many other complicated alternatives. …