Could of had a V8 Moment for a Healthcare Entrepreneur

Could of had a V8 Moment for a Healthcare Entrepreneur

This post is based on one of our RetraceHealth team meetings. This is a document I created to explain to the team why were changing our business model. I made very few edits. I hope you enjoy. RetraceHealth Customer Insights Original Value Proposition Errors Like most entrepreneurs, my original business plan and hypothesis about what ...

Introducing Healthcare to the Force

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Business, Philosophy, Thompson Theories | No Comments
Introducing Healthcare to the Force

This post first appeared on RetraceHealth’s Blog: Original Post Or, A Simplified Treatise on How to Introduce Market Forces to the Consumer Prices of Health Care Services in a Fixed Geographic Metropolitan Region. A sufficient initial capital investment (aka, the right amount of money) could permanently change the healthcare landscape in a fixed geographic region ...

Part 2: Making Something Out of Nothing

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Business, Direct Primary Care, Partnerships | 2 Comments
Part 2: Making Something Out of Nothing

I’ve been hit with a few, but I don’t walk with a limp. Thats my favorite line from one of my favorite rappers – 50 Cent. I’ve got bad news. The major customer that appeared as if they were going to say yes and propel RetraceHealth to success said no. Its taken me awhile to ...

Part 1: Making Something Out of Nothing

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Business, Partnerships | 2 Comments
Part 1: Making Something Out of Nothing

WARNING The suspense is going to kill you on this one. So if you do not like thrillers you might want to skip this post and wait until I post the next one. Pitching to the Biggest Potential Client Ever Speaking at the Minnesota Health Action Group’s Symposium on healthcare cost last November created a ...

Healthcare Dance-Off

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Business, Leadership, Philosophy | One Comment
Healthcare Dance-Off

This blog post first appeared on the RetraceHealth blog on December 4, 2012. Step Up to the Streets X On Thursday 11/29/2012 I spoke at the Minnesota Health Action Group Community Dialogue on Healthcare Waste and Cost. There were four speakers, a director from the State of Minnesota, a surgeon from Park Nicollet, the COO ...

Rebranding for Life

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in Business | No Comments

There are not many things you can buy and they stay with you for life. But over the last month I have been working on two such items. At the suggestions of a few people I rebranded RetraceHealth. First I started by sending out a survey with alternative names for RetraceHealth. I got almost 200 ...

100 Steps to the Epiphany

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Book Review, Business, Product Development | 2 Comments
100 Steps to the Epiphany

The Road is Long I really like Steven Blank and is book Four Steps to the Epiphany. This is the book I have been using to guide me through the creation of the RetraceHealth business plan. This is the third start-up I am trying in two years and I have to say, the book should ...

Where the Online and Offline World Collide

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Business, Self Improvement | No Comments

I never thought that I could be a blogger, never mind being a blogger who actually got people to read his posts. But as an avid fan of Andrew Warner and his work at Mixergy I was encouraged enough and provided with the tools to get started. What I am trying to do with RetraceHealth ...

Why Direct Primary Care Must Cost $40/month

Why Direct Primary Care Must Cost $40/month

There is a lot of talk about direct primary care (DPC). This model of paying for primary care is not new. It was inspired by concierge care – which was unpopular because it was only affordable to the wealthy. Rather, DPC is intended for the average Joe who is not rich. But unless something significant ...

Pow! Did Not See That Coming

Pow! Did Not See That Coming

If It Was Easy … If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. And by it I mean starting companies. This is what I keep telling myself as I work on RetraceHealth, especially now. Three weeks ago our major partner, Multicare Associates pulled out of our collaboration and decided to build their own direct ...