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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    Thanks! And thanks for asking - happy to share a bit of the backstory. "Kemet" translates from ancient egyptian to "black land". And their word "Deshret" translates to "red land" - which became our word for "desert". So Kemet is the name for the fertile black land the nile river created in...
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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    Update: I received an offer to lease a second location at a very reasonable price, especially given the location. I'm also happy to report that zoning was not an issue: there is no effort currently - in the areas of Pittsburgh I'm hoping to open a clinic - to block addiction practices from...
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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    @Sam Yes please! I'm sorry for the no-response, I don't think I saw the email notification about replies to this thread.
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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    No I'm not, is he in our SD community?
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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    @Gerrit Yes, relocating before starting. I have not yet signed a lease. I have a draft lease in hand for the original planned location, but I am now looking at other locations. I have not seen patients yet anywhere. We need a signed lease to apply for our license. Makes sense - you need a...
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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    Thanks guys. I appreciate you being interested in what I'm up to. It's been a really weird, long year. I'm at a point now where compensation & commitment negotiations/discussions have largely completed. There is little doubt that the hardest part of 1) regulations and 2) finding a first...
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    Musings on leadership as an introvert... Build the best systems you can - "so easy a monkey can...

    Musings on leadership as an introvert... Build the best systems you can - "so easy a monkey can do it", take the longer road of putting everything in writing ahead of time to avoid confusion (the written word is your friend), realize you may not come across so smoothly as your extraverted peers...
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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    Thanks! And Both. A junior business partner who is new to business (he's a good friend), and I'm partnering with this physician as my Medical Director. Sorry for using the same word with both. I consider physicians I work with as partners, depending on their level of commitment.
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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    I am in the final stages of signing a lease for my first location. Negotiation has been interesting - the landlord wanted a personal guarantee from me to ensure he isn't outlaying excessive capital to update the unit (which has been empty for a few years now). To combat this, I offered to cover...
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    What does it take to lead

    We had one person spoil our culture completely at my previous venture. Alas, it's why I'm doing my own now. Very important to know who you're working with - whether it's new hires, managers, partners, or the top levels of the company. We felt a culture shift at PNC when the new CEO took over...
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    Passive Income vs Manual Labor

    It's true that both messages are relevant to dropouts. But given society's stranglehold on each of us - in a way that flexibility sometimes isn't an option - which would you absolutely pursue to escape the trap? Or better said - you have six months to drop out, or you have to absolutely go into...
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    Chasing the (Healthcare) Dream

    I am a few days away from a full policies & procedures manual that allows me to obtain a license & operate a clinic in the state of Pennsylvania. Which is everything in healthcare. Healthcare isn't like any other industry I can think of. From a creation perspective, it is similar to a software...
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    What does it take to lead

    1. I will not follow another leader. At least for my professional life. A combination of bad health issues and prior disappointments has me never going to work for someone else again. I have role models for who I aspire to become, or how to improve professionally. Socially and in all other areas...
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    What's the best career advice you've ever recieved?

    The best advice I received in college was to start a blog. I rolled my eyes at the time, but it has helped me become a writer in ways I never could have wished for. Best career advice came from Steve Jobs' commencement speech. I'd quote from it, but the whole video deserves attention. I've...
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    Passive Income vs Manual Labor

    Unlike Kylon, I don't have the experience in the material world to have a fallback. I spent a few summers gardening under a Master Gardener (not as impressive as it sounds). I mowed some lawns. But those skills never lead to a fallback. Nor any thought to pursue the manual competence further...
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