Posts by simon

Less really is more?

Less really is more?   In music and sport, playing fewer notes, making simple passes, can be more effective in delivering a better end product. In a presentation, a silent pause can be more effective than over-talking and risking missing the point.   What will you do less of in order to focus more of you on delivering priority projects? [Long pause, the tension mounts]   Three simple tips, to reach for more (with less!)   It isn’t easy to refuse…but refuse you must Some organisations can be addicted to ‘busy’ and their best people often get the most of
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The “Why?”

The “Why?”   Through broad networking, focussed business development discussions, conversations with clients and chats with friends, I’ve been asked many times, “Why form RLS?” Although the business has had a clear purpose from inception, my answer does evolve. Each day, I challenge myself to always question the “Why?” in what I do.   Please allow me to uncover and share the reason “WHY?”   To learn every day and pursue my passion for infectious disease diagnostics, genomic testing, the microbiome, immune-regulation and reaction, neurological disorders, new drug development and improved methodology. It’s such a great time of growth and
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Dear Busy Life Sciences Professional,

Spring - A Great Time to Nurture Future Performance and Release Future Growth   Are you a busy life sciences professional who wants to develop and improve the performance of your… new venture? existing business? product? team? self?   RLS’s 3-step Plan Assessment, Critical Evaluation and Improvement Plan (PACETM) [1] can help, it includes…   Your Goal Our Plan Improve plan pace to success for a new venture/product Business/product development plan review Achieve longer term competitive advantage and winning performance   Business/product marketing strategy and competitive positioning review   Increase the pace and impact of your tactical marketing now Tactical
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The Big Genomics Team

The Big Genomics Team   Introduction   Calling a conference a festival gives it a whole different texture. Maybe celebratory. On a cold January morn, around 2,000 genomics professionals met at The Design Centre in London for The Festival of Genomics. They came from the research lab, from the clinic, from industry and beyond. United in taking stock of something that will be incredible for some of us and perhaps normal for the next generation. Making progress with genomics to improve healthcare. There’s a way to go though. I hope that these conference highlights show that, and I welcome your
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Preparing for a Successful 2019 Kick-off Meeting

Preparing for a Successful 2019 Kick-off Meeting? The world may stop turning while your preparation is scrutinized. It’s intense but a great learning opportunity and a chance to really get to know your team. You’re investing a lot of time and money. You and you team would like to show consequential results as soon as possible. You’d also like the team to have a spring in its step having grown from the experience. Annual kick-off meetings can be the root of fantastic achievements. Having participated in, contributed to, observed and lead several such meetings, I’m very happy to share some
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One great day on a page – a brief insight into Genesis 2018

One great day on a page - a brief insight into Genesis 2018 RLS’s objective at the One Nucleus’ excellent Genesis meeting last week was to learn, connect and develop. Well, it was fascinating. The overarching theme was of ‘Driving success in Life Sciences and Healthcare: Convergence of Technology, Investment and Talent.’ Here RLS offers 8 insights together with some possible implications and actions. We hope they are useful. Let us know if any excite or surprise you?! Did you know?   40% of biotech capital is of Chinese origin – strategic collaborations are key. The UK receives the lion’s
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