In our society, the ability to solve problems is celebrated. In fact, most people would describe themselves as a good “problem solver” in order to get promoted or to land a new gig. But is problem solving overrated? In the world of entrepreneurship, Dr. Arlen Meyers thinks problem solving is a mistake. Instead, he suggests you should become a “problem seeker”.
Dr. Arlen Meyers is the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE). In this interview, we learn more about this unique organization and its mission to accelerate physician-originated innovation within the biomedical and medical device arenas.
Interview Highlights with Dr. Arlen Meyers
- What is SoPE (Society of Physician Entrepreneurs) and how did it come to be?
- The 3 reasons why SoPE has experienced tremendous growth. Note: You could apply these principals to any entrepreneurial endeavor.
- How SoPE hopes to bridge the education gap that currently exists between business and the life sciences.
- What value does SoPE bring to its members?
- Why you should think about joining the SoPE community.
- Arlen’s advice for would-be medical device or medtech entrepreneurs. My favorite: “Don’t be a problem solver. Instead, be a problem seeker.”
- And much more!
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Who is Dr. Arlen Meyers?
Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA , is the President and CEO of SoPE (Society of Physician Entrepreneurs) and is also Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry and Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver. He is the cofounder of four companies and is a consultant to several life science, IT, and investment firms. Dr. Meyers is a former Harvard-Macy Fellow, a National Library of Medicine Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and was named as one of the 50 most influential healthcare executives of 2011 by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
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