A Free Fall Lesson in Leadership

“I wanna glide down over Mulholland, I wanna write her name in the sky.” This line for the hit could be related to the importance of setting goals and striving to achieve them as a leader. “I’m gonna free fall out into nothin’, gonna leave this world for a while.” This line could be related to the idea of taking risks as a leader and stepping outside of one’s comfort zone in order to achieveContinue reading “A Free Fall Lesson in Leadership”

The Commoditization of Dentistry

There is a concept that has become increasingly relevant in today’s globalized practice marketplace – commoditization. The term “commoditization” refers to the process by which goods or services become interchangeable with one another, thereby eroding the uniqueness and value of individual offerings.  Back in undergrad, I read a thought provoking book that created a long lasting effect on my view of owning a business. In his book “The World Is Flat,” Thomas Friedman argues thatContinue reading “The Commoditization of Dentistry”

Dear Valued Patients

I hope this email finds you well. I am excited to announce that we have added two new doctors to our dental practice to serve you better. More on them to come in future emails and newsletters, as well as the reasons I think you’ll love them and the added new benefits that come with being a patient at our office. So why more doctors? Well, for two major reasons: The decision to expand ourContinue reading “Dear Valued Patients”

Big Dental Practices Can’t Afford “Stupid”

Did you ever see the 1988 classic movie “Big” with Tom Hanks? Recently I was at a workshop in Santa Monica and I saw one of the Zoltar machines as seen in the movie, which reminded me of the story. The story follows Josh, a 12-year-old boy who, after making a wish at a carnival fortune-telling machine, wakes up the next day as a 30-year-old man. As an adult, Josh initially struggles to find aContinue reading “Big Dental Practices Can’t Afford “Stupid””

Would Warren Buffet Buy Your Practice?

I hope this message finds you in good health and good wealth. Today, I wanted to share with you some key principles that I believe Warren Buffett would evaluate if he were to buy your practice today. As one of the most successful investors in the world, he has shared many ideas over the years about life and business. Here are what I believe to be the top 7 most relevant to practice owners:  IContinue reading “Would Warren Buffet Buy Your Practice?”