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This is it — what an exciting year looks like. You get a strong first few quarters, summer hurtles into autumn, and chances are great the life-science-sector momentum will keep right on going.

Already by the beginning of July, with 68 life-science IPOs and $4.7 billion raised, we’d blown past the IPOs from the entire previous year. Definitely the strongest showing since the recession. The best part? 51 of those IPOs were for biotechs developing innovative therapies.

Of course, there are sober voices in the chorus. Life sciences investme...

 In case you missed it, the annual international BIO conference was held in San Diego last week. As usual it attracted people from around the world, as well as a variety of headliners. Hillary Clinton spoke for an hour, voicing her support for GMO’s as well as potential government-driven agendas to foster biotech growth. Richard Branson was also a keynote speaker espousing his support for biotech’s role in developing clean energy, as well as support for world heath initiatives, such as new vaccines. Although the BIO conference is perh...

Do you have potential? Seems like an innocent question, and of course we all like to think that we would answer the question in the affirmative. But a recent article in the Harvard Business Review puts that question in a new context for successful leaders considering new opportunities. The author makes a compelling argument for the evolution of how candidates are evaluated and even more prescient, how successful they may be, based on certain attributes. The complexity of organizations and the rapid assimilation of new technologies req...

 Let’s assume you have decided it’s time for a new direction in your career and you just received a great offer letter. Congratulations!  But don’t sign just yet. If you live in states other than California, or a handful of others, make sure to read the fine print with the offer – especially the Non Compete Agreement (NDA). They are legal documents that companies rely on to protect confidential information, and intellectual property. It makes sense that companies should have some sort of agreement with employees to control sharing of...

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