May 24, 2018
Are you cash flow positive?
The origin of “cash is king” isn’t clear. According to Wikipedia, it became a popular phrase after the global stock market crash in 1987, but I think we all knew that cash was king long before 1987...Read on.
February 26, 2018
Founders, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get
As ideas turn into working models and then into companies and commercially available products, many obstacles are in the way. Certainly, founders and CEOs look for ways to brighten their path and avoid pitfalls... Read on.
January 2, 2018
Just the right amount of governance
Governance in the general sense deals with the act of making laws and managing a governing body, like a country or state. Governance in the corporate world is similar, but different... Read on.
October 30, 2017
Management accounting necessary, but underappreciated
When I was growing up, I always wanted to be an accountant. I guess I thought my math interests and skills were a good fit for that profession. When I was in college, I quickly... Read on.
September 1, 2017
Bosses are team members, too.
With many bosses over the years, I can say I have seen them all. But I have been more fortunate that my bosses were mostly great. And the great ones had the same basic qualifications: smart, sensitive, listening, caring and willing to change. Read on.
July 1, 2017
Growth is Good
A business must plan for growth and manage resources effectively to handle increased business volume and the pressures on resources that brings. Growth is good, right? Read on.
March 1, 2017
Punched in the Mouth
Strong leaders stick to the plan; wise leaders have a Plan B. It's always a good idea to have a plan for everything you do, from a plan for cutting... Read on.
February 2, 2017
New venture for former PLSG CEO
John Manzetti, who retired as president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse last December, has a new venture... Read on.
January 3, 2017
Hitting upon the right fit with job candidates
Perhaps the most important trait in a good leader is managing hiring and firing. Good leaders don’t hire “followers.” They hire individual thinkers who can help shape the path forward and are leaders... Read on.
November 2, 2016
Celebrating the area’s top executives
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is honored to partner with Smart Business to present the 2016 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards. We, at the Pittsburgh office, are excited to be part of this celebration of leadership... Read on.
September 6, 2016
Health Care Heroes
John Manzetti, started his health care career in 1999 on the finance side as a CFO for Nomos Corp., and that has served him well since... Read on.
February 24, 2016
What Actually Drives Innovation in the Life Sciences Industry
With the evolving digital landscape and its impact on the technology sector, innovation has become a buzzword for many different categories. Within the saturated landscape, it’s important to take a step... Read on.
May 5, 2015
Two Reasons Why Life Science Investments Are Booming
Recent reports are showing an increased interest in life science investments. MIT Technology Review reported that venture capital investment in U.S. life sciences startups rose to $8.6 billion, a 29 percent... Read on.
May 1, 2015
6 Ways Millennials Are Driving The Healthcare Technology Industry
Millennials━ages 18 to 34━are changing the landscape of healthcare and are one of the driving forces for more healthcare technology, according to studies like Salesforce’s “State of the Connected Patient” report... Read on.