Thursday, February 16, 2017

Self-Driving Cars: The Entrepreneur's Guide

As an entrepreneur, it is always wise to be knowledgeable and briefed on what the future of the industry looks like. The article "Are Self-Driving Cars Finally Ready for Consumers? What Entrepreneurs Need to Know" talks about how our future society may include self-driving cars; an idea that has been in the making for many years but may come to fruition in 2017.

This article highlights specific tips that entrepreneurs should realize about this recent development. The full article and list of tips can be found here. To be a contender and a force in the market, it helps to know what is coming and to be on the cutting edge idea-wise. Taking note of future technologies may just provide the edge to be ahead of the curve and to beat competitors.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Specialty Focus: Cardiothoracic Surgery

In honor of Valentine's Day, we are going to delve deeper into the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery. According to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, "A cardiothoracic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest." These doctors can be focused in different areas of the chest and have additional credits to their name (i.e. internal medicine) which may complement their surgical skills.

Please view the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' Patient Guide to Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery here. Also, please take some time to look at our Cardiothoracic Surgery experts here and to browse all of the experts that TASA offers.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Create, Don't Imitate

A dichotomy is presented in this quote from Herman Melville:
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." 
Nobody wants to think about failing; to devote time and energy and not succeed is heartbreaking. More is invested in original ideas than ideas taken from somebody else or imitated. Imitation can be a form of flattery, or a theft of ideas. This is a very thin line, but when done wisely, great success can be achieved. While the imitation may have a proven success rate, the original idea may be a completely new venture that is not yet in the market.

Even though original ideas carry a great deal of risk with them, they also carry an insurmountable amount of pleasure. Failure is always disappointing, but at least an original idea was pursued. Taking somebody else's ideas is not admirable, but putting your neck on the line with an original idea is always praiseworthy, whether a failure or success.