Human versus Robot

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Blog, New Blog

I’m a big fan of new technology, even though looking back at some of my purchases I realize that new does not always mean better. Take the Lytro camera for example, which claimed it would improve the image focus after you took the picture. Sounded good at the time, but It was an epic fail in the land of gizmos….     Sign up for SM2 Strategic’s monthly blog:   Download the full article       ...

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A Time to Share

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Blog, New Blog, Published Works

Having just finished work for the year as well as learning how to edit home videos on iMovie as a gift to my family, I wanted to take a moment and thank you – my readers – with a moment of reflection on the year 2017. This was a year of challenge for me personally as I focused on re-energizing my consulting, my writing, and my commitment to getting in better shape in all facets of my life….     Sign up for SM2 Strategic’s monthly blog:   Download the full article       ...

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Cash is King (and Points are Pointless)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Blog, New Blog, Published Works

Many of us are enthralled with affinity cards and earning points. We use specific loyalty program credit cards in exchange for points and eventual redemption for free flights, hotel stays, and just about anything else you want to buy. Personally, I like the Southwest VISA and the Starwood AMEX and use the points for family travel. In many practices, doctors often use their AMEX gold or platinum card to pay for practice supplies and simultaneously rack up points, with the goal of using them for future travel….     Sign up for SM2 Strategic’s monthly blog:   Download...

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Private Debt vs. Private Equity

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Blog, New Blog, Published Works

I’ve received a ton of feedback from last month’s topic covering the buzz about private equity. This month, I want to share an alternative that could prove highly attractive for doctors that want additional capital yet are nervous about, or just not ready to be, giving up ownership of their practice. One of my close physician friends shared his story which highlights the benefits of this alternative – private debt – if your circumstances allow it….     Sign up for SM2 Strategic’s monthly blog:   Download the full article       ...

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How the food chain works against us:

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Newsfeed

How the food chain works against us:

The most popular junk foods come from crops that are heavily subsidized by the federal government. http://nyti.ms/2a4ynzM At a time when almost three-quarters of the country is overweight or obese, it comes as no surprise that junk foods are the largest source of calories in the American diet. Topping the list are grain-based desserts like cookies, doughnuts and granola bars….       See the full...

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