Namaste Mr. Investment Banker

Namaste Mr. Investment Banker It definitely took me awhile to warm up to dressing down at work. It makes me sound dated, but I liked judging a person’s status by the price of their suit. But those days are long gone, and since I work from home, the whole concept is...

Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble I work with the life sciences industry, and for those of us who have defended the potential of the chronically loss-making sector for decades, the last few years have been heady times. Not only has the sector been attracting capital at record rates, it...

Terse but True

Terse but True I’ve spent the vast majority of my career marketing the life sciences practices of professional services firms. I can’t split a gene and I have rarely been in a lab, but I know enough to be dangerous. And I know how to explain technical issues to a lay...

Great Expectations

Great Expectations There’s been an ad running on TV for a painting contractor (yes, I still watch some broadcast TV). This pretty young mom is extolling the virtues of the contractor enthusing that they asked “How can we make painting an extraordinary experience for...
Google and Me

Google and Me

Google and Me A while back I learned that Google and I arrived in Mountain View at the same time. I think it’s fair to say Google had a bigger impact on the city than I have. Mountain View was no stranger to large employers. It was the birthplace of the semiconductor...

Relative Value

Relative Value When I left my corporate job, I didn’t mind surrendering my Blackberry or my PC laptop. I didn’t even mind returning my corporate Amex. What I really, really regretted was that I was going to lose my 1K status with United. It had taken me years to earn...