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thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What script supervisors do

I am not a filmmaker and have no expertise in this space. However I do watch films and if I were watching one and the person’s smoothie was instantly almost gone, I may actually notice that. If I noticed that, it would take me out of the film. I’m lucky that I can get really, really immersed in a film and it’s a bummer to be taken out.

mk made me listen to Tom Waits

    "training" is very different from "sales rep needs to be in the OR" and you know it
You are right, and I acknowledged as much. Still, someone needs to be in the OR as much as possible with these doctors because in doing so, the reps gather best practices and share them. This sort of consortium of ideas on how to use a specific product wouldn’t occur otherwise. It requires boots on the ground.

The term med rep is like “chef.” There’s a guy at any Denny’s that calls himself Chef and then there is the Chef’s at the French Laundry. The Denny’s guy has never heard of a truffle or likely antibiotics :) (any present Denny’s chefs excluded). The reps I’m referencing are highly trained people that often have degrees in biology. They know what antibiotics are.

    If a medical device is so complicated that a rep needs to be there, the FDA will never approve it anyway
what? Nope. That’s not how the fda works in regard to devices and their application. There are plenty of devices MANY that require a physician be trained on their use. There are also many instances when the same device finds new applications. I’ve SEEN with my own two eyes a rep show a doctor how to use a new endoscope with a small saw attached and a hydration system to cut out polyps. I’ve seen the same rep show a doctor new techniques using the same device to help treat bronchioplasty. I also saw the same rep attempt to sell in their ancillary products at the same time. Reps don’t “just sell shit,” they train docs on how to use the equipment. They see hundreds of procedures using the same device from dozens of doctors and pick up on best practices. They then share these. You could argue that the company should have heads of product that sell nothing but just show doctors daily how to use the device and new emerging approaches. But you can’t ague that the reps don’t assist in the surgeons getting knowledge. Talk to a surgeon, they’ll tell you the reps are helpful. Even in my work with Forever Labs I see the Arthrex reps we work with assisting doctors in improving outcomes. I didn’t help develop a pacemaker but I have been in a lot of OR’s. Med reps are helpful. You can change their title to med advisors and remove the selling component. But their role as educator is needed.

    About four hours from now I'm going to have to figure out how to get a hot 16lb turkey into a Porsche 911.
lol!! I feel like I have tangentially celebrated a lot of thanksgivings with you over these years. That may be my favorite grubski quote yet. Thankful for your friendship, pal.


Edit: Also, when we first “met” the turkey on the left didn’t exist. She is adorable. Happy thanksgiving!

thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 14, 2018

Thank you for the thoughtful reply. This is some solid insight for us fellas :) I like your approach. If someone pays for drinks, saying "I have the next round." Or dinner, "let me get dessert," is a really good way to maintain a "balance," in the budding relationship. Smart.

Isn't it crazy how complex human interaction is? It's easy to forget that there are thousands of years of conditioning informing how we interact with one another. We are living in a time when we are, perhaps, changing the dynamic between the sexes faster than ever before.

thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 14, 2018

I have been feeling sick for over a month. I finally went to my doctor, because my coughing was out of control, and she told me I have pneumonia. That's a first. I'm on day 3 of antibiotics. I am not myself, yet because I am the CEO/co-founder of a company I need to be myself. We have had no shortage of fire drills these past two weeks.

I'm always of the philosophy that you can turn tragedy in to triumph, meaning you can take a bad situation and create lifelong business relationships from it. I still believe this and I think it will all work out in this way.... but it's WAY harder to pull off when you have pneumonia. I'm very grateful for mk and ecib for their hard work. Thanks, fellas.


thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 14, 2018

I just bought chips for poker. I'm trying to teach my wife and kids how to play. For the kids it's a great way to learn math and some critical thinking skills. They already, intrinsically know how to lie. For my wife and I it's just fun.

thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 14, 2018

That's the worst haiku ever. Feel better, pal!

thenewgreen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 14, 2018

That's super fucking nuts. Run!

I'm curious, I was talking with a friend of mine that is a physician. She is single. She has begun dating a guy that insists that they split the bill each time they go out, even though he is the one asking her out. Is this normal? She recently asked him to dinner and she paid because it was at her invitation. Is it old fashioned to think that the fella should pay when he asks a girl out? What are your expectations, if any?

If anything above is less than PC, please be gentle in your reply. Any offense given was not intentional. I'm an old fool. Been married for 14 years.

jonaswildman introduced me to Hollow & Akimbo. Their song, “Trunk of a Dead Tree,” is on repeat in my head right now. Love it. They’re a Michigan band.

Some really great back and forth in this post. I’ve enjoyed reading the comments. Thank you goobster, kleinbl00 and cgod. Hubski at its best imo.

Honest question regarding soda taxes. How do they define a pop? A kid that drinks apple juice three times a day is probably getting as much sugar as a cola. What about some fancy Whole Foods drink made by a family of Sherpa’s, would that count? So how do they define a coke? Seems an awfully slippery slope.

-see what I did there using multiple regional lingo?

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