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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...

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,...

Do you Have A Passion or a Paycheck? Part 2

Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 It’s easy to find oneself on a path determined by others. Warren Berger author of A More Beautiful Question did a piece in Fast Company that's a good reminder to all of us in the workforce.  There's a basic problem that can stop us from pursuing bold...