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Sample Board Meeting Minutes

Effectively tracking the who, what, where, when, and why of board decision-making in a concise, informative way is imperative, especially for a newly funded venture. This brief blog discussion is followed by an easy-to-use template for recording board minutes in a formal, logical fashion.

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Revisiting a School of Military Government: How Reanimating a World War II-Era Institution Could Professionalize Military Nation Building
Patterson Rebecca
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In the last decade, the United States has found itself fully immersed in nation building, despite its alleged distaste for such endeavors. U.S. military forces in particular have been at the center of these efforts, building schools in Iraq, staffing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) throughout Afghanistan and training soldiers in Mozambique. U.S. Army platoon leaders hand out micro grants to small business owners and help stand up city councils. Civil servants who once trained for peacetime development work now find themselves mediating tribal disputes in remote mountain provinces. Regardless of the efficacy of such efforts, public statements by both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggest that nation building and related activities are preferred solutions in the war against terrorism. Yet despite the enormous complexity and ambition of such efforts, there remains a gap in the training and education for nation building.

Research Lens on Understanding Entrepreneurial Firms
Eisenhardt Kathleen M
Audio Resource

Kathy Eisenhardt, co-director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program and professor in Management Science and Engineering, shares results from her research regarding successful ventures, addressing fundamental issues such as team building, market creation and financing.

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Research Engineer and Marketing Expert Helps Inventors Transfer Technology
White W Herbert Jr
Article Resource

Herb White's skill at evaluating new businesses and products has helped many companies. Most of his advice is donated, because he enjoys helping and hates seeing good ideas stuck on a shelf.

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Rebooting the life science industry AND finding a better ROI for taxpayer dollars
Lesa Mitchell

Video from the Translation Medicine Alliance Forum now available

A convening of university scientist, former and current industry leaders, philanthropy, and government yielded deep-dive discussions regarding obstacles that must be immediately overcome if we are going to maintain and grow an industry that is a significant part of America’s GDP. Watch videos from the recent Translational Medicine Alliance Forum (TMAF) to understand the complexity of the problems and that leadership from all sectors MUST act to make changes to a broken system.

Taxpayer-funded research is not being advanced to market. The TMAF discussions presented in the videos address what we can do to make changes in the system, catalyze an industry, create jobs, and, most importantly, provide cures for patients.

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Playing an International Game
Hays Todd
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Specialization led to market domination for this manufacturer of videogame accessories. To improve his company's overseas sales, he's reviewing marketing strategies and listening to local managers. Coordinating packing, shipping and back-office functions with its acquirer is also helping the business expand.

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Peer Power: An Entrepreneur's Guide to the Groups
Freeman Valerie
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The founder of a placement agency recommends that entrepreneurs join various types of peer groups to piece together the support and contacts necessary to launch and build a company.

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Patents and Licensing University Technologies
Wood Jason S
Article Resource

Universities and related organizations are major producers of patentable ideas. For entrepreneurs, the key is effectively working to license and commercialize these innovations. This article lays out a detailed strategy for entrepreneurs who want to commercialize licensed (and patented) technologies.

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Passing the Torch of Leadership

Many entrepreneurs rely on internal bench strength to provide for future leadership. You can help ensure long-term organizational viability and avoid a talent crisis by exploring the benefits of building a best-in-class succession plan.

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Partnerships with medical institutions can foster medical device innovation
Healing Innovation
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Pharmaceutical companies are benefitting from partnerships with academic medical institutions, but can biotech companies do the same? Read more on clinician impact on medical device innovation.

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