The Medical Affairs and Healthcare Industry Chronicle

Jack the Ripper probably gave flowers too

I’ve just got back from a work trip to Barcelona. The city is bustling, the restaurants are full. Masks are omnipresent but other than that the city seems to just be getting on with things. Back in Basel, I am getting ready for this years DIA meeting. I look forward to seeing you there. If

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Conquering Mont Ventoux by bike – A Team Effort

Today I have two topics for you, both inspired by my holiday in Provence last week.– Conquering Mont Ventoux by bike – a team effort– Popes, Prophets and Project Management – Learning through the Ages How my team helped me cycle up a mountain Last week I was on holiday in Provence. I signed up

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How Apples, mRNA, Church Spires And Active Listening Can Help You Run Painless Transformation Programmes

Today I am writing to you from sunny Avignon.Today’s topic? Key considerations for running painless transformation programmes: – Leadership and direction, communication, selection and avoiding assumptions. – Leadership & Direction – or why is the church spire always the highest point in the village? – Communication – same, same but different – On Selection –

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On Birds, Nets and Teamwork

I hope you are well and have had a lovely holiday. I’m busy with the DIA, client projects, lots of sport and sharing my thoughts in today’s newsletter. Topics of the day: – Birds in Nets, Strength and Freedom– The Spider and the Comfort Zone Conundrum– Current and Future Pandemics. A new role for Pharma?–

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The World faces a Healthcare Provision Crisis

Today’s installment? Why you need to ask the right questions. Healthcare in the future, a link to website with numbers on HCP shortages in Europe in the future. And what are your plans to engage with HCPs as their number dwindles?  Women threaten the health of the Swiss health system:  In a recent article in a respected

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New Ways of Working In Pharma

Sometimes life makes us push the reset button. Sometimes, like last year,  it’s a hard reset.  We have all experienced this at work or at home.  And definitely in the past year during the pandemic. A teenager, who is close to my heart, recently said to me “the bad times always seem permanent, when you are

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Reaching for the stars – project success pointers from Virgin Galactic

This article features recent news events to illustrate key project factors and to discuss how they contribute to success or failure. In addition, some thoughts on hybrid working models and a great tech solution I experienced during a recent hybrid meeting. Is it time to embrace flexible working and hybrid models or to risk losing

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Happy Birthday To Me – And Thank You To You!

In 2013 I founded my own company. When I left Roche to do that, many of my family and friends questioned the wisdom of the decision. All of you reading this have contributed to making my journey what it has been. A success. A joy. Challenging. Interesting. Entertaining. THANK YOU. I have worked with many

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