Obesity and malnutrition are seen as binary opposites, however, in the neoliberal context of public health and economic development policies: malnutrition is often seen as a structural problem, caused by poverty, marginalization, and lack of resources, whereas obesity is moralized and seen as an individual choice, caused by irresponsible personal behavior.
In a cruel twist of irony, the pursuit of profit — something that Wall Street pushes so hard — is what leaves companies open to being displaced. As they grow, their ability to find opportunities that are big enough to sustain their growth is reduced. They become myopic; they listen only to their best customers. They focus disproportionately on their most profitable products, and strive to improve these the fastest.
Clayton Christensen, he of disruptive innovation fame, writing about Steve Jobs/Apple’s success for Reuters.
Hospital disruption is, of course, “impossible.”
The industry is quickly approaching/has already passed the point where disruptors may feel it worth their time/resources to pursue new models. As so many cases in history prove: disrupt or be disrupted.
SCIENCE! via @mtommasi
Christine Poon, dean of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State:
It’s a brave institution that chooses somebody nontraditional because there is just a lot of risk in doing that, and people don’t like to make decisions that are highly risky.
Edward Boches has a list of five things advertising agencies have to get good at (his words):
- Focus on innovation
- Embrace speed
- Master engagement
- Attract better talent
- Liberate the next generation
Seems a good list for hospitals too.
Indulge. via @shawnhalls