Try Googling “pharmaceutical crisis” and you’ll find a mass of dire statistics that lays bare the scale of the challenge facing Big Pharma. Recent years have seen key players undergo cycles of restructuring and though they can still make good money[…]
Every now and then, we all have to negotiate a conflict thrown up by the competing, contradictory parts of our lives. This blog looks at one of mine squarely in the face. Professional voice As a Head of Analytics shouldn’t I be a supporter of all[…]
Few people will ever help change the world as much as Frederick Sanger. Is Frederick Sanger the father of personalised medicine?
How hard is it to come up with a new drug? Why is a new one of these so hard to find these days?
Interpreting real life data can be a tricky and controversial business. It’s hard to explain this clearly, using an abstract example. Thankfully we don’t have to - just take a look at the news headlines. The political storms raging around the[…]
Poor old statistics. It gets a really bad press. You’ve probably heard this one:-
What did you do last Wednesday? It’s a simple question, but could you remember accurately the details? After all, half of test subjects failed to spot a six foot gorilla waving at them from the front of the TV.*
Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) started life as an acronym in the post-Cold-War world of the US Army. It is now an accurate label capturing the current global business environment. In the commercial world it is becoming[…]