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- A quick search of studies on physician job satisfaction came up with very little research covering U.S. docs. Maybe there's much less physician job dissatisfaction here than the blogs, the media and my selective conversations with doctors would lead us to believe. Or perhaps, no one but we physicians care.
- One of the biggest mistakes a new physician entrepreneur makes is to get all gung-ho about an idea for a service or gizmo. The more you fall in love with your own business idea, the greater your challenge will be to succeed. Instead, increase your odds of success by focusing on finding a problem that demands solving, and then try to solve it.
- In an earlier blog I promised to flesh out, in five parts, the 10 rules of successful entrepreneurship from the book, "The Intelligent Entrepreneur" by Bill Murphy Jr. I've changed my mind a little -- I'm going to devote one post to each rule, as there is such good, juicy stuff to share.
- Any medical practice without a website in the 21st century is like a rotary-phone clunker in the era of sleek smartphones. Without a website for your practice, you’re leaving money on the table and serving fewer patients than you could be if you were doing it right. Here's how.
- Bill Murphy Jr.'s new book, "The Intelligent Entrepreneur," details the experiences -- warts and all -- of three Harvard Business School grads who went on to become successful entrepreneurs. The underlying lesson of this book is encouraging for aspiring physician business owners: Entrepreneurship can be learned.
- Up until now, we've been saying, "If you don't have a website, your business or practice doesn't really exist." The new mantra is going to be, "If you don't have a Facebook Page, your business or practice doesn't really exist."
- A terrific little animated video from the Kaiser Family Foundation explains in layman's terms just what's in store for Americans under Healthcare Reform. The video also doesn't shy away from highlighting the vociferous opinions of the naysayers and yaysayers.
- What does it take to go from a doctor in a full-time medical practice to a physician in a non-clinical role? Focusing on your "disruptive skills," or distinctive innate talents, can help guide your career choice and ease the transition.
- As a physician business owner and mom, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the struggle to balance work and home life. (This is one of those times!) Here's how I deal with the problem.
- After visiting a Colorado dude ranch recently, I couldn't help acknowledging the several business lessons I gained from my equestrian experience. And it was a very fun metaphor to work with!
Philippa Kennealy, MD, MPH, CPCC, PCC is President and founder of The Entrepreneurial MD. She is a business advisor, coach and teacher to physicians grappling with the challenges of launching, building or growing their own successful practices or businesses.
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