Join EyeForPharma Japan, May 17-18, Tokyo, Japan

eyeforpharma Japan 2017 is your chance to take charge of your commercial excellence and explore ways to remodel strategies to ensure success in the changing environment. It is a premier opportunity to get insights from medical experts and key leaders in Pharma. Top speakers: Click for eyeforpharma Japan’s Full Speaker Faculty Order 2017 brochure Why attend

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Designing Effective Incentive Plans for Rare Disease Teams

BY Michael Thomas – ZS.com While the pharmaceutical industry is still just skimming the surface when it comes to developing therapies to address the 7,000-plus known rare diseases, drug development is only half of the battle. Organizations that have successfully gained approval for their therapies in the U.S. and abroad face significant challenges when planning

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Why The Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors

BY James K. Stoller, Amanda Goodall, Agnes Baker – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT Healthcare has become extraordinarily complex — the balance of quality against cost, and of technology against humanity, are placing ever-increasing demands on clinicians.  These challenges require extraordinary leaders. Doctors were once viewed as ill-prepared for leadership roles because their selection and training led

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Top 10 U.S. patent losses of 2017

BY Eric Sagonowsky – FIERCEPHARMA Associate Editor Among the many meds that’ll lose patent protection in the U.S. this year are 10 drugs that each contribute in a big way for top drugmakers. Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Takeda, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead are each set to hit the patent cliff this year with some of their

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How to Make Your Company Culturally Intelligent

BY Andy Molinsky – Author and Management professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School. We all know that in a foreign culture, one of the most important skills to develop is the ability to translate, to learn to speak the new language — or at least master a few key phrases. You also need to

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The eight essentials of innovation

BY By Marc de Jong, Nathan Marston, and Erik Roth – McKinsey.com It’s no secret: innovation is difficult for well-established companies. By and large, they are better executors than innovators, and most succeed less through game-changing creativity than by optimizing their existing businesses. Yet hard as it is for such organizations to innovate, large ones

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Getting to Yes Across Cultures

BY Amy Gallo – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT A to-the-point video on what to know before your next negotiation, based on research by Erin Meyer. For more, read “Getting to Si, Ja, Hai, and Da.” Erin Meyer is a professor and the program director for Managing Global Virtual Teams at INSEAD. She is the author of

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7 Ways Successful People Have Better Mindsets

BY Lolly Daskal – President and CEO, Lead From Within via Inc.com It’s interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others, especially if you yourself are aiming high. What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have that feeds their ongoing excellence and propels them to the highest levels of success?

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It’s the Company’s Job to Help Employees Learn

BY Amy Gallo – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT When Frederick Taylor published his pioneering principles of scientific management in 1912, the repetitive and mundane nature of most jobs required employees to think as little as possible. Breaking down each task into basic components and standardizing workers’ behaviors to eliminate choice and flexibility could help managers turn

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The Secrets of Great Teamwork

BY Martine Haas and Mark Mortensen – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT oday’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic (with frequent changes in membership). But while teams face new hurdles, their success still hinges on a core set of fundamentals for group collaboration. The basics of

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