This post originally appeared on RWJF’s Culture of Health blog: I am thrilled to begin my job as the entrepreneur in residence (EIR) at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You might think that the EIR role is traditionally associated with venture capital firms, not foundations. But scratch the surface and you’ll find commonalities between the two industries. […]
Five years ago, Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya bravely turned over their main stage to Alexandra Drane and a posse of thinkers, doers, and builders working on removing the real barriers to good health — all the stuff that nobody wants to talk about but which we know is at the center of people’s lives.
Conference tweets are a little like brunch pics on social media. Sometimes I want to reach out and say, “Shhh, it’s OK. I’m so happy that you’re happy with your eggs, but you don’t need to show them to me.” Then again, sometimes you see a pic that makes your mouth water and you think, […]
In my opening remarks for Health Datapalooza‘s final day, I tried to strike notes of “welcome!” and “let’s get real.” The adolescent meme got picked up, but without much context, so I thought I’d share what I said: The Datapalooza is five years old, but we are way past the kindergarten stage, when people outside the movement […]
Clayton Christensen gave a talk at last week’s SMARTHealthIT board meeting on, as he put it, how people think. I was absorbed by his storytelling, so only wrote down a few concepts: We make assumptions based on false correlations (and we should guard against that tendency). Data and maps are verbs, not nouns, and they never tell the […]
Two items stopped me in my tracks this week. Sharing them here on my outboard memory so I don’t forget (and hopefully they will inspire you, too).