Build or Buy - That is the Question!

on 03/18/2014 - 08:03 am

Dear Friends:
 
When you are looking to get into the laboratory business - should you go out and try and buy a lab or should you build it from scratch? Well it depends ... 
 
It depends a lot on the type of lab (whether it is in highly regulated industry, such as a clinical lab and where someone else, such as insurance companies decide on what you can charge), whether you can find the type of lab that you are looking for in your preferred geographic area, and last but not the least, your own personality, skill sets and knowledge. 
 
Case for Buying a Lab

More buyers seem to prefer going this route as it seems like a safer route to take. Particularly, if you ...

Reflections this Holiday Season – Reason to be Thankful

on 12/24/2011 - 03:49 pm

Hello Friends: 
 
This is one of my favorite times of the year. Ah! The holiday season. Time to take it a bit easy, spend time with your family and friends, reflect on the past year, make some resolutions to improve myself in the coming year (and beyond), and help those who are less fortunate.
 
Sometimes, as I listen to the news now-a-days, it seems that usually the focus is on all the negatives – bad economy, grid-locked congress, rising national debt, vitriol-filled political attack ads, violent and hate crimes, Euro-crisis, Arab Spring like protests everywhere we look.
 
So let us step back and be thankful and grateful for the good things that we do have:
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Steve Jobs - Inspirational Teacher: Connect the Dots … Don’t Settle …Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish ...

on 10/06/2011 - 09:50 pm

As the world mourns the death of Steve Jobs, I listened to his now famous 2005 commencement address again .. and again.
 
This is perhaps the most inspirational and spell-binding 15-minute speech ever delivered. Three powerful messages .. in three touching stories. The message was so authentic because he was essentially telling the stories from his life.
 
This 15-minutes talk gives you more lessons in how to live your life and how to be creative than all of the business books combined.
 
 
Connect the Dots …
 
Steve Jobs talked about how his casually taking interest in calligraphy and taking a class at Reed College, a class which apparently had no pr ...

Live Like There is no Tomorrow - Lessons of 9/11

on 09/11/2011 - 01:52 pm

It is a somber day today - 10th anniversary of 9/11 and my eyes are tearing up as I listen to family members reciting the names of loved ones they lost that fateful day and giving brief tributes to them. They lost fathers and sons and grandsons, grand-daughters, daughters and mothers, uncles and aunts, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues. 
I still remember that day vividly. I was on my way to work in Brooklyn and as our subway train A passed by the World Trade Center stop just after 8:45 am on its way to Brooklyn, me and my fellow passengers were blissfully ignorant that at around the same time, a plane had just hit the North Tower. I was still day-dreaming about the Sunday ev ...