Medical Comedy Relief: To Health in a Handbasket


Ok, not everyone likes Stephen Colbert and not everyone likes President Obama, but this segment that they did together about Obamacare was absolutely hilarious.  Playing off Colbert’s standing segment called “The Word”, Obama takes on Obamacare and it is pretty funny, particularly when he suggests that the alternative to Obamacare from the other side of […]

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

Hey Waldo, I found you!”

I’m just an average man, with an average life. I work from nine to five; hey hell, I pay the price. All I want is to be left alone in my average home; But why do I always feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone, and I always feel like somebody’s watching me. And I […]

The Medical Profession, Brought to You by Fisher Price

The Fisher Price Medical Kit

I woke up Friday morning, so-called Black Friday, to check my various electronic methods of communicating with the outside world. One of the first things I saw was this ad on Twitter for Toys ‘R Us, hawking the Fisher Price Medical Kit.   If you think that the healthcare system is 100 years behind the […]

Medical Comedy Relief: Taylor Swift is Leading Cause of Vertigo


It’s Monday, and let’s face it, we all need a good laugh.  Welcome to the newest chronic illness and it’s cure.  This struck me as so funny because I have actually talked about this “syndrome” before seeing the skit.  God save us from Taylor Swift.  Good luck with Monday…it’s a short week! httpv://  

Ante Up! Where I’d Place My Healthcare Bets

Ante Up!”

Oh, there’s a lot of opportunities If you know when to take them, you know? There’s a lot of opportunities If there aren’t, you can make them Make or break them -Pet Shop Boys, Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money!)   I am fortunate in that I get asked to speak at a lot of […]

Meritocracy Works if You Know the Right People

Composition of typical tech board of directors”

“Meritocracy works if you know the right people.” I love the irony of that quote, which was said by Laura Gomez, founder of Vyv and former Google and Twitter employee (although she was quoting Marc Andreessen). Gomez, a Hispanic tech executive, made this comment at an event called “A Conversation on Closing the Racial and […]

It’s National Healthy Eating Day: #ShowUsYourPeanuts!


The American Heart Association has declared this coming Wednesday, November 5th National Healthy Eating Day. On this day you are supposed to we encourage eat only foods and beverages that are high in nutrients and low in sugar, sodium and saturated and trans fats. And it’s good timing for a day like this if you are only planning on having only one. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the twelve days of Christmas Cookies will soon follow. That gives you a minimum of 13 National Crappy Eating Days, all sanctioned and promoted by community, religion and our food and beverage industry.


all the cards

Last Christmas, while I was supposed to be buying things for other people, I splurged on a silly novelty gift for myself: a box of “Corporate Flashcards,” marketed as “the perfect gift for the unemployed or over-employed.” If you follow me regularly, you know I have a fascination with words and wordplay, as well as […]

Periodic Table of Digital Health

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Very recently, CB Insights published something they called the Periodic Table of Healthcare.   It was a very clever way to characterize the healthcare landscape, featuring investors, acquirers in pharma, biotech, medical devices, drug discovery, drug development.  They specifically noted that the Table was not intended to characterize the digital health world, so I decided to […]

Survival of the Fittest: Healthcare Accelerators Evolve Towards Specialization


I am excited to announce that the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has just published a report, authored by me, about the state of healthcare Accelerators in the U.S. and around the world. For those of you who don’t know CHCF, it is a very large not-for-profit endowment that has a mission to improve the […]