The neuroscience of sleep: Russell Foster at TEDGlobal 2013

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Bob''s blog entries Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Brasenose College at the University of Oxford James Duncan Davidson Margaret Thatcher: “Sleep is for wimps” Royal Society Sleep is for energy conservation [comma] to save calories Sleep is for restoration [comma] to replenish and repair metabolic processes Sleep: A Very Short Introduction Steven W. Here is an excerpt from an article posted by Thu-Huong Ha at the TED website.

How To Have Sustainable Success

The Idolbuster

Prior to launching her wellness practice, she worked in the management consulting industry and at one of the leading cancer research biotechnology companies. Self Portrait By Jillian Corinne Via Flickr CC. A guest post by Health Coach Catherine Chen, Ph.D. Do you sometimes fall into this trap?

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Why You Should Care About The Revenue Forecast

The Idolbuster

I heard a cautionary tale from “George” the former VP of marketing at a mid-sized biotechnology company about how a bogus forecast helped propagate a disaster. Chapter 9: Paint Your Environment: Part 5. As I argued in the last post , if you want the company to do the right thing, make sure you have a set of numbers to back it up. To fully understand why I think this is critical, lets step back for a moment and look at where a revenue forecast come from.

Managing Distraction in the Digital Era

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Amy Blankson: In 2013, the National Center for Biotechnology Information reported that the average attention span of a human has dropped to a mere eight seconds , one second behind that of a goldfish.

New Research: Where the Talent Wars Are Hottest

Harvard Business Review

pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & life sciences, health care equipment and services); Industrials (e.g.,

Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an "F"

Harvard Business Review

pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & life sciences, health care equipment and services); Industrials (e.g., What is top of mind for corporate boards worldwide?

Joining Boards: It's Not Just Who You Know That Matters

Harvard Business Review

pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & life sciences, health care equipment and services); Industrials (e.g., For many, a corporate directorship is a career capstone. But attaining one is far from easy.

Taxpayers Helped Apple, but Apple Won't Help Them

Harvard Business Review

It is not by accident that the National Institutes of Health spends $31 billion a year on supporting innovation in biotechnology and pharmacology. Over the years. taxpayers have been very good to Apple.

Five Power Skills for Discovering Radical Ideas

Harvard Business Review

This industry is fueled by advances in chemistry and biotechnology that allow the use of pharmacological and cosmetic therapies in areas where, earlier, surgical intervention was needed. Innovation starts with new and novel ideas. Over the last 20 years, we have worked with many world-class brands to help find their next “big thing.” During the initial phases of our work together, it becomes obvious that they have plenty of good ideas. Finding ideas is never the problem — initially.

You Don’t Have to Be in Silicon Valley to Build the Next Great Internet Company

Harvard Business Review

If you look at the last 20 years or so, venture capitalists did help make the Internet possible, did help make biotechnology possible, are driving a lot of investment in energy technologies and transportation technologies and government services and educational services and healthcare and so forth. “There’s no question that there are two Americas,” Steve Case, AOL founder turned VC and entrepreneurship advocate, told me in an interview last week.

When a Product Fails, Find a New Direction

Harvard Business Review

Cephalon's IPO was in 1991, part of the second wave of biotechnology companies to sell shares to the public. Your company has just developed an amazing new product. Years of development, energy, and, of course, money have gone into it. Hype and excitement behind the launch pushes it into high gear. But it falls apart at the seams at the last moment, leaving your company on the brink of disaster. What do you do next?

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Unfortunately, many of us have developed expertise in only one field (software engineering, information technology [IT], marketing, biotechnology, automobile manufacturing, the food industry, etc. Innovation Capital. A great idea may not be enough to build a great business.

What You Might Not Know About the Cuban Economy

Harvard Business Review

It could be an ideal location for healthcare organizations, but also for those in applied sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. And secondly, the business model for Cuban biotechnology has been laughably bad. In 2013 in U.S.

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Harvard Business Review

” In 2013, she and Robin Smith — a former colleague from Artus Labs — began exploring ideas. ” Kate left her job at PerkinElmer in February 2014; the next month, she and her business partner started ORIGƷN, a Boston-based biotechnology company.

The Growing Conflict-of-Interest Problem in the U.S. Congress

Harvard Business Review

While roughly 20% of lawmakers owned stock in 2001, that number had more than doubled by 2013. While concerns about conflicts of interest regarding President Trump’s business holdings have received a lot of attention, resulting in proposed legislation to end loopholes for the commander in chief , there has been much less discussion of another source of conflicting interests: the investments of members of Congress.