Articles from August, 2014

How an Entrepreneur’s Passion Can Destroy a Startup

Wall Street Journal  |  August 25, 2014

Category: General, Venture Capital

Call it the paradox of entrepreneurship: The very thing it takes to start a business often ends up destroying it.

Every CEO Must Do 3 Things … Yes, Just 3

Entrepreneur  |  August 25, 2014

Category: General, Venture Capital

A CEO does only three things. Sets the overall vision and strategy of the company and communicates it to all stakeholders. Recruits, hires, and retains the very best talent for the company. Makes sure there is always enough cash in …

Do Entrepreneurs Make the Best VCs?

Austin Business Journal  |  August 22, 2014

Category: General, TEXO GP Publications, Venture Capital

The balance between the responsibility to command subordinates and the accountability of duty to superiors lies at the essence of leadership, but there are no guaranteed prerequisites for being a great leader.

Devicemaker sales reps being replaced in the OR

Modern Healthcare  |  August 16, 2014

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

To cut the price of orthopedic implants and curb the influence of manufacturers, some hospitals are training their own employees to provide technical assistance to operating room staff, displacing company sales representatives who have offered this service to surgeons for decades.

High deductibles force doctors to discuss costs

Modern Healthcare  |  August 16, 2014

Category: Healthcare

Doctors accustomed to fielding patient questions about the benefits of procedures, drugs and tests say patients increasingly are demanding answers to some very different questions: How much will it cost, do I really need it and can it wait?

Telehealth could rake in $6B in savings!

Healthcare IT News  |  August 14, 2014

Category: Healthcare, Portfolio Companies, Sector Specific

Looking to save a few bucks? Telehealth might just be the golden ticket to getting there, at least according to new analysis suggesting the remote care delivery model could potentially save U.S. companies a whopping $6 billion.