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BeTheTalk with Nathan Eckel

Feb 14, 2020

This phrase is borrowed from Michael Gerber's classic, "The e-Myth". Originally written for business owners (entrepreneurs), the idea applies to physicians also.

Physicians are the leaders of healthcare. But the traditions of medicine teach you to work IN their practice instead of also ON your practice. This means that...


Feb 7, 2020

We talk a LOT about margin in this podcast - and it recently occured to me that margin is simply a means to an end.

Margin gives you the time to follow my friend Dr. Bill Yount's mantra which is to Pause-Plan-Pivot.

What's even better than margin longterm? LEVERAGE.

And in addition to Time Leverage, you can also...


Jan 31, 2020

In healthcare, Physicians - not executives, nurses, or politicians - are the ones who hold the highest levels of licensing to do the most extensive levels of care. They are the ones who lead the procedural teams and make things happen. A lot of the culture and morale depends on the physician.

I am stepping away from...


Jan 3, 2020

Is there a point where ambitious promises - like healthcare for all (including non and not-yet-citizens) are actually so irrationally ambitious that the act of making the promise becomes cruel?

Not for healthcare workers whose backs bear the weight of the promises, but the voters who naively support politicians who...