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Future of the Healthcare Sector

John Capek, Executive VP of Medical Devices, Abbott Labs
Published: January 07, 2012
Topics: Health Care
[photo - John Capek]
Download  21 minutes, 10.1mb, recorded 2011-05-11
More from this series: Healthcare
In partnership with: Program in Healthcare Innovation


Jon Van Horn
Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Zach Jenson
GSB 2011 Healthcare Summit

Safe Water in Communities

Kevin Lee, Executive Director, A Single Drop For Safe Water
Published: March 31, 2011
[photo - Picture: Lee]
Download  26 minutes, 12.2mb, recorded 2010-12-01
More from this series: The Tech Awards
In partnership with: The Tech Museum


Sheela Sethuraman
Cindy Yee
Hayley Tobin

Social Enterprise for Kids with Cancer

Steve Cole, VP, R&D HopeLab
Published: March 15, 2010
[photo - Steve Cole]
Download  27 minutes, 12.8mb, recorded 2010-02-12
More from this series: Social Innovation Discussions


Steven Ng
Marguerite Rigoglioso
Ash Jafari

Healing Human Rights Abuses with Social Enterprise

Janet Tafel, Executive Director, Hagar USA
Published: November 09, 2009
[photo - Janet Tafel]
Download  30 minutes, 13.8mb, recorded 2009-03-03
More from this series: Social Innovation Discussions


Robb Lepper
Marguerite Rigoglioso
Ash Jafari

Healthcare for All at Lifespring Hospitals

Anant Kumar, CEO, Lifespring Hospitals
Published: October 20, 2009
[photo - Anant Kumar]
Download  26 minutes, 12.1mb, recorded 2009-08-04
More from this series: Design for Change Interviews
In partnership with: Sheela Sethuraman


Sheela Sethuraman
Marguerite Rigoglioso
Ash Jafari

Using People's Irrationality To Do Good

Leslie John, Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing Unit, Harvard Business School
Published: April 18, 2012

750 Pages of Tobacco Conspiracy

Robert Proctor, Professor of History and Science, Stanford University
Published: December 12, 2011
Topics: Health Care

An interview with Patty Einarson (MBA '86, MD '01)

Patty Einarson (MBA '86, MD '01)

Published: October 11, 2011

ACT Volunteer, Executive Education Participant, GSB Alum, Social Innovation Conversations Podcast Listener
What are your causes?

healthcare education life balance

How do you contribute?

medicine -- went to medical school in my 40's with 3 kids, family physician and eating disorders specialist, board member at el camino hospital education -- many roles; latest has been leading the parent volunteer group provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Week at Los Altos High School. (see website for details:

What are important lessons you learned?

i'm all about the patients and i'm all about connecting people, often in seemingly unconnected areas. i'm also a big believer (and have walked the talk) in following one's dream/passion. as i went to medical school quite out of order in the usual scheme of things (high tech background and mba first), i seem to have a fairly unique view of the medical world. medical care is colliding with technology and the business of medicine and i happen to have have a front row seat. it's an incredible time to be involved with both -- and by being in the heartland of innovation here in the valley and being on the board of "the hospital of silicon valley", the possibilities are really amazing. also, my involvement in science/math education in the public school, k-12 arena, brings forth yet another dimension -- insuring sufficient knowledge in these important and often "uncool" areas of study to insure continuing breakthroughs and innovation important to the world and u.s. competitiveness in the adults of tomorrow. both with regard to united states competitiveness at a global level in this area as well as as the kids of today and their becoming the adults/leaders of tomorrow.

What are your favorite social innovation resources?

cross pollination across causes, in my case education and healthcare.

Evaluating Options for Reform of the Medical Malpractice System

Topics: Health Care

"Evaluating the Medical Malpractice System and Options for Reform," Daniel Kessler, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2011.