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Lost in the Weeds

It’s a sad but true fact that there is an inverse relationship between the amount of time a marketing team invests in a sales pursuit to the likelihood that the pursuit will succeed. Through no fault of the marketing department, the sales team typically only brings...

Boomers Balk Over the Final Battle

If there is one thing I hate, it’s admitting I am a victim. I’m such a control freak that I can’t stand the thought that forces beyond my control are impacting my life. But when I saw an article in the Washington Post about ageism, it sounded so familiar I had to...

In Praise of the $1,000 Pill

There has been a lot of ink spilt in my industry in the past year about the astronomic rise in drug prices. The exploits of a boyish former-hedge fund manager who raised the price of a drug 5,000% when he was running Turing Pharmaceuticals and Canadian company Valeant...

The Trouble with “Men”

The other day I saw a woman on TV describe her job as “Troubleman”, and my heart leapt a little. Troubleman is a job title in the utility industry for the guys (I mean people) who go out in the field to restore power, and those who do such work are highly regarded. (I...

The End of Ordinary Time

In the Catholic liturgical calendar there are four seasons Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time accounts for most of the year. In the secular world, ordinary time is becoming increasingly rare. Once upon a time people were available in...