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KILLING MY CAREER

Is It Possible, NEA Venture Partner, ExploraMed Founder, Acclarent CO-Founder & Relieva Stratus Microflow Spacer Patent Holder, Josh Makower Got Arrested?

February 2, 2016 Venture Capital Fraud Case Study Is It Possible, NEA Venture Partner, ExploraMed Founder, Acclarent Co-Founder & Relieva Stratus Microflow Spacer Patent Holder, Josh Makower Got Arrested? [caption id="attachment_15787" align="alignnone" width="954"] This is not conclusive evidence that an actual arrest occurred or will occur.[/caption] The tag: "Josh...

Taking Care of A Toddler: Killing My Career Turns Two

February 1, 2016Killing My Career is celebrating its second anniversary today, which also happens to coincide with my 44th birthday. One a toddler and the other in a self-created mid-life career crisis of sorts, well at least at the start of it all; and, some...

Johnson & Johnson Shareholders Have 3 Problems: Executives, Laying Off 3,000 Medical Device Employees & Pathological Fraud from the SEC to RICO

January 21, 2016  [caption id="attachment_15614" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Inconsistent & contradictory language to action: Johnson & Johnson gives CEO Alex Gorsky a 48% raise in 2015 bringing his compensation over 25 million and in 2016 cuts 3000 jobs.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_15623" align="alignleft" width="300"] Worldwide Chairman & CEO of Johnson...

Ghosts of National Sales Meetings Past

Do You Think Anyone Knows? The Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industries are notorious for having meetings about having meetings.  And prior to that, we had conference calls about conference calls which reference the meetings about having meetings.  And, don’t get me started on the number of...

Ghosts of National Sales Meetings Past….COCKtail Parties

  COCKtail Parties*   National Sales Meetings (NSM) are the equivalent to Hollywood's Oscar Night for those in the startup Medical Device Industry (only far less fashionable and much more ego).  The NSM are usually held at the beginning of the year (just like Hollywood), in a warm...

Ghosts of National Sales Meetings Past…Marking Your Territory

Marking Your Territory For all the things miserable about National Sales Meetings, there are some good perks. I've made lifelong friendships, traveled, dined at some amazing restaurants (or so I’m told, remember I’m more of a lover of carnival food) and stayed at amazing resorts.  Over...