On a happy note, the Frederick News-Post ran the story I was interviewed for today.
It was a “positive” write up about how Md Stem Cell Funding helps “research” in the state. **I’ll let you read for yourself:
Yours truly was portrayed as the lone critic in the crowd, but I’ve never fancied myself as being a prolific researcher. Research is important, but research is about spending money, while Operations is about making profit. I still think that Private money will do a better, faster, cheaper job at developing commercially viable products than government funded research (as I sit here writing form my government-funded Incubator office).
And on a sadder note, I was tipped off by a comment yesterday that the New, New Life Technologies laid off a number of people yesterday. I am not certain of the magnitude of the layoff, but I am pretty certain it will be related to some form of reorganization resulting form the merger with ABI.
If anyone out there was affected (and a few have already been in touch), please let me know if there is anything I can do to make a connection and help you navigate your next adventure.
I remember portions of my “outplacement” camp in 2000. One of the first sessions the “counselor” read us Dr Seuss’ “Oh, The Thinks you can Think” in her best, enthusiast kindergartner teacher voice. I thought, you must be kidding me. I’ve always preferred the Sneetches.
***I attended the Chamber Academy session last week about PR and Media Relations, “PR For Dummies“. I found out that Cliff Cumbers frowns upon cutting & pasting whole articles. I like the fact that they have been calling me and asking for leads for different biotech stories and occasionally even giving me free PR.