007 – Positively Disrupting the Healthcare System – with Ken Lee

  • May 22, 2016
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Growing up, Ken lived in a poor area of Sydney with a pharmacist father and his mother who was an inspiring business woman. Ken studied pharmacy and has a passion for healthcare as he’s witnessed that many cannot afford it. Some of his patients have had drug addictions or were not taking their prescriptions properly.
He bought his first pharmacy at age 26 turning over 2 million dollars annually and grew this to 33 pharmacies across Australia. Ken talks about his rituals of long term & short term Goal setting, motivation with watching Ted Talks and how important it is to have mentor group and coach. Ken explains his motivation to write his book, “How safe if your prescription?” when he saw an incorrect prescription given to a 12-year-old girl who would have died from 3 pills.

Books Recommended:

‘How Safe is your prescription?’  - Ken Lee –Did you know that in America deaths from medicine and related problems is the biggest killer. More people die from medicine related deaths than those from heart attacks or cancer. The rate is equivalent of 6 jumbo jets crashing every day!

‘Good to Great’ - Jim Collins -Start with 1,435 good companies. Examine their performance over 40 years. Find the 11 companies that became great. Now here’s how you can do it too. Lessons on eggs, flywheels, hedgehogs, buses and other essentials of business that can help you transform your company.

 ‘Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm’ - Verne Harnish - This book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. These winning habits need to be embraced by all companies. Also, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of various practical approaches. · Mastering Growth· Mastering The Right People Doing The Right Things Right· Mastering A One-Page Strategic Plan· Mastering The Use Of Core Values· Mastering Organizational Alignment And Focus· Mastering The Quarterly Theme· Mastering Employee Feedback· Mastering The Daily And Weekly Executive Meeting· Mastering The Brand Promise· Mastering The Art Of Banking Financing

‘Exponential Organisations’ – Salim Ismail - In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth.

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Tech Tips:

Ted Talks & FREE Meetup Groups for start-up Entrepreneurs to network.

Quote:

Successful people do what unsuccessful people don’t do.

Parting Recommendations:

Never give up, never give up on your dream if it is important and passionate to you then eventually you’ll be successful.

WHERE TO FIND KEN LEE -  Kenlee@hip.com.au

 

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