Jim Tananbaum, Driven and Engaged

Jim Tananbaum has an interdisciplinary approach to life and to professional pursuits in the healthcare economy. Tananbaum has nearly 25 years of diversified entrepreneurial experience in healthcare investment. In April 2017 he was reported by Inc42 to be named Forbes’ Midas List of top tech investors for the third straight year. These persons are noted to create outstanding value for their investors.

Tananbaum is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foresite Capital, which is noted to be a “private equity firm.” Foresite Capital provides funding, information and networking opportunity to men and women who are projected to be noted leaders in healthcare. Tananbaum utilizes his past education, career experience and collaboration with others in creating a one-of-a-kind investment platform on which Foresite Capital is largely based.

Academically, Tananbaum has cultivated interdisciplinary pathways in computer science, the traditional science and business. He has an MD and MBA from Harvard University; an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and BS/BSEE from Yale University. His professional credentials include co-founding Theravance Inc and Geltex Pharmaceuticals. Both of these companies have produced substantial six-figure dividends in the healthcare economy, respectively. Today, Foresite Capital has investments in over 70 healthcare franchise covering diagnostics, medical services and bio-pharmaceuticals.

Tananbaum is noted on “Ideamensch” to have had influence from key academicians that have aided in establishing his passion toward a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare investment. Names include Rick Clausner, NCI; George Whitesides, Harvard University; and Roy Vagelos, Merck and Theravance. Tananbaum foresees interdisciplinary collaboration to become more common in the not-to-distant future in numerous fields besides healthcare; this will further enhance learning and product development as we know it today.

Foresite Capital selects investment opportunities from researching published information focused on healthcare need. Then, finding the “thought leaders” endeavoring to address those identified needs and meld them with the opportunity are where the investment strategy comes to life. For Tananbaum, the love of learning and “engaging the smartest effective persistent leaders in healthcare” are what lie at the heart of his profession as an entrepreneurial healthcare leader.

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Nathaniel Ru’s Sweetgreen Business Model

Many people might think the idea of a restaurant company that sells nothing but salads might be a absolutely dreadful business idea; if you did you would be dead wrong. The company that is proving this is Sweetgreen, a independent and nation wide restaurant chain that took off after receiving creative backing from big names like Danny Meyer, Steve Case and Daniel Boulud. One of the primary reasons for the food chain’s success is its menu items which consist of absolutely nothing but salads. They are not, however, just any old salads but freshly made with a wide variety of delectable variations, all sourced from local farms who ship their produce directly (which naturally helps family owned farms as well by cutting out the middle, so to speak). If the companies food could be summed up in three words it would be, organic, healthy and fresh.

 

The companies co-founder, partner and CEO, Nathaniel Ru has publically stated that he and the Sweetgreen team wanted to make a restaurant whose product would make people feel good rather than just full; one which would be healthy and sustainable. That is to say, a restaurant that stood for something. The 32 year old Californian also noted in a recent interview with Forbes that the company has seen great success in differentiating itself from other similar venues such as Chipotle by entering the market in locations and areas that are not conventionally thought of as fast food zones such as tech and high business sectors.

 

However, it is not just what Mr. Ru and his team are doing on the ground and in their stores that is bringing so many people clamoring for salads as if they were made of gold, for there is also the question of technology. All of the founders and leaders of Sweetgreens (including Ru) are extremely tech savvy and worked in the technology industry prior to creating the restaurant chain which gave them a huge leg up in terms of graphics creation, app and mobile tech designation, SEO, hosting and all the other particulars that have now become a integral component of any successful modern day business model. Learn more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sweetgreen-founder-interview-nathaniel-ru-2016-3

 

Norman Pattiz Reveals the Results of PodcastOne Research Study

Pattiz together with Tom Webster, Vice President of Strategy at Edison Research made public the end-results of a study conducted by the firm. The study entailed the impact of engaging podcast advertising on various brands in the market and took place towards the end of 2016. Interesting to note, the study is the first of its kind and shows the importance of podcast advertising to both the producers and consumers.

In the year 2016, Edison Research firm carried out three studies to understand the importance of podcast advertising concerning five renowned brands. Some of the brands in question were just looking for a new outlet to reach their customers.

On the other hand, some were looking for a marketing opportunity for their products. Before the podcast campaigns kicked off, several online audience assessments were conducted.

For all the products, the same marketing approach was used during the research. According to the end-results, the target audience responded to the podcast messages and portrayed an interest in purchasing the brands. Learn more about Norman Pattiz: https://ideamensch.com/norman-pattiz/

Mr. Norman Pattiz says that the methods used during the research ensure that the results are worthwhile. He continues to say that their sole mission is to ensure effectiveness in their advertising methods. Mr. Webster sheds light on their journey during the research and says that it was an exciting journey to work hand in hand with both PodcastOne and the five brands.

Mr. Webster says that it was a worthwhile venture since they got a chance to measure their target audience both before and after the campaigns. For more details on the study, follow this link.

About Norman Pattiz

According to Bloomberg, Norman Pattiz is the CEO and Founder of PodacastOne. He has held the position of Executive Chairman since June 2016. Before that, Mr. Pattiz was a senior advisor at Westwood One Incorporation which he founded in the year 2010.

It was under his great leadership skills that the company rose to become the leading radio network in America. He holds other vital positions in the corporation world such as being the Chairman of Los Alamos National Security. Norman is also a Board Member for Lawrence Livermore National Security. In the year 2010, Norman established Courtside Entertainment.

The firm’s mission is to produce and finance high-quality programming initiatives.

Mr. Pattiz was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Broadcasting Board in the year 2000. He was later re-appointed by President George Bush to serve on the same Board.

According to an interview with ideamensch, Norman says that he is an all-rounded individual as he is involved in all areas of his business. He continues to say that he believes in the implementation of ideas that have an impact on the market.