36 episodes

The Darwin’s Medicine podcast is for strategists in the biomedical industry but will interest anyone who works in medtech, pharma and related sectors.

The biomedical industry is a complex adaptive system. Try to explain it by simple models or extrapolation and you soon find that nothing in this, the world’s most important industry, makes sense.

Darwinian evolution explains such systems. In this podcast, Professor Brian D Smith complements his critically acclaimed book of the same name to give insights into how we can shape the evolution of the industry and its business models.

Darwin's Medicine Professor Brian D Smith

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The Darwin’s Medicine podcast is for strategists in the biomedical industry but will interest anyone who works in medtech, pharma and related sectors.

The biomedical industry is a complex adaptive system. Try to explain it by simple models or extrapolation and you soon find that nothing in this, the world’s most important industry, makes sense.

Darwinian evolution explains such systems. In this podcast, Professor Brian D Smith complements his critically acclaimed book of the same name to give insights into how we can shape the evolution of the industry and its business models.

    Microfoundations Matter: How strategic initiatives depend on sweating the small stuff

    Microfoundations Matter: How strategic initiatives depend on sweating the small stuff

    As you prepare to roll out strategic initiatives in the coming year, consider why most of these fail and only some suceed. The answer lies in their microfoundations and how good companies "sweat the small stuff". 

     I’d welcome comments and if you find this useful, please share it with your colleagues.   If you would like to read the full length article on which this seminar is based, you can request at www.pragmedic.com (my latest publications).   If you would like to browse over 300 articles about the evolution of business models and strategy in the life sciences industry, take a look at www.pragmedic.com, my published work.  If you'd like to follow my research in this area, follow at LinkedIn (@drbriandsmith) and Twitter (@profbriansmith)   If, like me, you're fascinated by our industry and would like to set up an informal, virtual chat with me then get in touch through www.pragmedc.com. And of course I'd love it if you shared, liked and subscribed to both my Darwin's Medicine podcast and my YouTube channel.

    • 7 min
    The Glocalization Challenge:How life science firms adapt their global strategies to the needs and wants of local markets

    The Glocalization Challenge:How life science firms adapt their global strategies to the needs and wants of local markets

    Pharma and medtech companies need to be global but national markets remain local in their needs and wants. To do this, they must "Glocalize"

    In this article, the first of a series of 4, I describe the differences between "astute" and "naive" glocalization. 

    I’d welcome comments and if you find this useful, please share it with your colleagues.   If you would like to read the full length article on which this seminar is based, you can request at www.pragmedic.com (my latest publications).   If you would like to browse over 300 articles about the evolution of business models and strategy in the life sciences industry, take a look at www.pragmedic.com, my published work.  If you'd like to follow my research in this area, follow at LinkedIn (@drbriandsmith) and Twitter (@profbriansmith)   If, like me, you're fascinated by our industry and would like to set up an informal, virtual chat with me then get in touch through www.pragmedc.com. And of course I'd love it if you shared, liked and subscribed to both my Darwin's Medicine podcast and my YouTube channel.

    • 8 min
    Strategic Alignment: How cross functional alignment works and often doesn’t

    Strategic Alignment: How cross functional alignment works and often doesn’t

    This podcast is the third in a series about the human factors that influence your firm's ability to create and execute strong competitive strategies. There's also an accompanying video. Just search 'Professor Brian D Smith' on YouTube.

    If you would like to read the full length article on which this seminar is based, you can request at www.pragmedic.com (my latest publications).    I’d welcome comments on this podcast and if you find it useful, please share it with your colleagues.    

    If you would like to browse over 300 articles about the evolution of business models and strategy in the life sciences industry, take a look at www.pragmedic.com, my published work.  If you'd like to follow my research in this area, follow at LinkedIn (@drbriandsmith) and Twitter (@profbriansmith)   If, like me, you're fascinated by our industry and would like to set up an informal, virtual chat with me then get in touch through www.pragmedic.com. And of course I'd love it if you shared, liked and subscribed to both my Darwin's Medicine podcast and my YouTube channel.

    • 5 min
    Strategic Behaviour: Strong strategising depends on your colleagues’ behaviour

    Strategic Behaviour: Strong strategising depends on your colleagues’ behaviour

    This podcast is a the fourth in a series about the human factors that influence your firm's ability to create and execute strong competitive strategies. There's also an accompanying video. Just search 'Professor Brian D Smith' on YouTube.

    If you would like to read the full length article on which this seminar is based, you can request at www.pragmedic.com (my latest publications).    I’d welcome comments on this podcast and if you find it useful, please share it with your colleagues. 

    If you would like to browse over 300 articles about the evolution of business models and strategy in the life sciences industry, take a look at www.pragmedic.com, my published work.  

    If you'd like to follow my research in this area, follow at LinkedIn (@drbriandsmith) and Twitter (@profbriansmith)   If, like me, you're fascinated by our industry and would like to set up an informal, virtual chat with me then get in touch through www.pragmedic.com. And of course I'd love it if you shared, liked and subscribed to both my Darwin's Medicine podcast and my YouTube channel.

    • 7 min
    Strategic Commitment: How to gain your team’s commitment to your strategy

    Strategic Commitment: How to gain your team’s commitment to your strategy

    This podcast is the second in a series about the human factors that influence your firm's ability to create and execute strong competitive strategies. There's also an accompanying video. Just search 'Professor Brian D Smith' on YouTube.

    If you would like to read the full length article on which this seminar is based, you can request at www.pragmedic.com (my latest publications).    I’d welcome comments on this podcast and if you find it useful, please share it with your colleagues.

    If you would like to browse over 300 articles about the evolution of business models and strategy in the life sciences industry, take a look at www.pragmedic.com, my published work.  If you'd like to follow my research in this area, follow at LinkedIn (@drbriandsmith) and Twitter (@profbriansmith)  

     If, like me, you're fascinated by our industry and would like to set up an informal, virtual chat with me then get in touch through www.pragmedic.com. And of course I'd love it if you shared, liked and subscribed to both my Darwin's Medicine podcast and my YouTube channel.

    • 6 min
    Strategic Cultures: Organisational culture can define or destroy your strategy

    Strategic Cultures: Organisational culture can define or destroy your strategy

    This podcast the first in a series about the human factors that influence your firm's ability to create and execute strong competitive strategies. There's also an accompanying video. Just search 'Professor Brian D Smith' on YouTube.

    If you would like to read the full length article on which this seminar is based, you can request at www.pragmedic.com (my latest publications).    I’d welcome comments on this podcast and if you find it useful, please share it with your colleagues.   

    If you would like to browse over 300 articles about the evolution of business models and strategy in the life sciences industry, take a look at www.pragmedic.com, my published work.  If you'd like to follow my research in this area, follow at LinkedIn (@drbriandsmith) and Twitter (@profbriansmith)   

    If, like me, you're fascinated by our industry and would like to set up an informal, virtual chat with me then get in touch through www.pragmedic.com. And of course I'd love it if you shared, liked and subscribed to both my Darwin's Medicine podcast and my YouTube channel.

    • 6 min

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