10: Lifelong Lessons for Learners with Gary Bisbee, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Think Medium
Meet Gary Bisbee:
Gary Bisbee is founder, Chairman, and CEO of Think Medium. Prior to Think Medium, Gary was co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Health Management Academy. He was Chairman and CEO of APACHE Medical Systems, Aros Corporation, ReGen Biologics, and Sequel Corporation. Gary received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Cerner Corporation.
Gary Bisbee, Ph.D. has rich experience as a lifelong entrepreneur and accomplished board member. He shares insights valuable to founders, operators, and board members alike.
- Listening. When founding a company, listen to potential customers and experts knowledgeable about the field. This information adds depth to the business’ design and informs the financial model. (15:27)
- Advise for Board Members. Each board require Gary to play a different role. Understanding your role improves board chemistry and effectiveness. Additionally, board members must strike the balance between management and governance, and learn to ask the right questions. (23:12)
- Everyone as a Leader. Leaders, regardless of company size, should encourage every person to be a leader in whatever role they are in. If you treat them and define their role that way, it will pay dividends to the organization. (31:18)
This episode is hosted by Nathan Bays. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is a senior banker at Citigroup.