245 - Healthcare Entrepreneurship W/ Dr. Jonathan Baktari
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Dr. Jonathan Baktari is a healthcare CEO, vaccine and COVID-19 expert, and physician with specialties in internal, pulmonary, and critical care medicine. When asked what responsible leadership means to him, Dr. Baktari explains that it is about more than just growing and moving the ball forward economically for an organization, but also taking care of everyone in the organization. He believes that responsible leadership means waking up in the morning and trying to move the ball forward for everyone in the organization. He also emphasizes the importance of preventative medicine, vaccinations, and testing for viruses. With his expertise, Dr. Baktari strives to bring the best advice to help people succeed in responsible leadership.
The conversation explores the relatively new art form of health entrepreneurship, which is becoming increasingly popular in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is difficult for medical professionals to transition into the field of entrepreneurship due to the time and energy they devote to their careers. However, some have been able to make the transition by focusing on their career while also dedicating time to their entrepreneurial endeavors. The conversation also mentions that many entrepreneurs have a noble purpose behind their work, which is likely true for those in the medical profession as well. Those in the medical profession may be motivated by a desire to help others, cure diseases, or find new treatments for illnesses.
The conversation is about how health care professionals may feel conflicted about turning their noble purpose into a business and making money. It is suggested that helping people through clinical medicine is a great way to make a huge difference in people's lives, but it is limited to helping one person at a time. It is suggested that there is also value in finding ways to help people on a larger scale. The speaker talks about how his transition into entrepreneurship was gradual and based on a number of experiences and interactions over time. He encourages people to explore different paths and experiences to find what they have an affinity to.
They discuss how one can be ready to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. The speakers share how their career has been steered by various opportunities that have opened up to them over time. They explain that it was not a one minute epiphany, but by taking advantage of opportunities that opened up, they were able to gain different skillsets. They also advise that one should always be ready for when an opportunity presents itself, as you never know which one could change your life. Finally, they remind listeners to always keep their antenna up, as you never know what conversations or opportunities could arise.
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