For ages I’ve been saying that the term “digital health” should be retired – that it is a bit of a lazy term that evolved around 10-12 years ago at a time when technology and healthcare rarely appeared in the same zip code, much less in the same enterprise. At that time, it was surprising […]
A Vaccination Tipping Point
The End is Near, The Future is Bright
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard A few blogs back I wrote about valuations, how they are determined and how crazy they have been. In that piece, called Unraveling the Magical Mystery of Valuation Math, I talked about how valuations of private companies are derived and, […]
Goodbye Zoom! An Homage to an Old Favorite
If you are age 75 or less, you have undoubtedly heard or read the children’s book Goodnight, Moon. It is a staple, at least in American children’s literature. The book was published in 1947, and written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. It is estimated that the book has sold somewhere in the […]
Black Swan or Ugly Duckling?
Rubik’s Cube as Construct in the Rare Disease Journey
Let’s Get Phygital, Phygital!
What a Long Strange Trip its Been – Is it Time to Re-Engage in Society Yet?
Unraveling the Magical Mystery of Valuation Math – How Do VCs Price Private Companies?
In the venture capital class I teach at Haas, the one topic that never fails to confuse is valuation, or how a private company is valued in an investment transaction. I’m not sure if it’s because math is hard, because valuation is based largely on not exactly math, or because it’s hard to keep track […]
The Seven Deadly Oopsies of Digital Therapeutics
Somebody out there in history who was obviously pretty grumpy took the time to categorize the official list of seven deadly sins, at least in the Biblical sense, which are pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth. No one has yet categorized the official list of seven deadly “oopsies” associated with Digital Therapeutics (DTx), […]
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