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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...

Ghosts of National Sales Meetings Past…Awards Dinner Speeches

 Awards Dinner The culmination of days of torture punctuated by a parade of egos and assholes encased in a pep rally and a bedtime fairy tale from the founder. Anytime I watch Jimmy Fallon and he does the 'Thank You,' notes, segment, I laugh.  As a kid,...

PharmaPhobia & The Sociopathic Business Model™

May 20, 2015 Former Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Acclarent Indicted Executives Bond Out on $5 Million & $500,000 American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is just another name for another faux advocacy group pushing forth their own agenda (in this case an ill-fated book), or on this...

$ 19.2 Billion Paid into The Sociopathic Business Model™

The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services recouped $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties in fiscal 2013, a $100 million increase over 2012, the departments said in a statement. That brings the 5-year total to $19.2 billion from Pharma and Device.* And while...