The dangerous link between smoking and hearing loss

Smoking is a well-established risk factor for hearing loss. Studies have shown that time and again exposure to cigarette smoke–whether directly, secondhand, or even in utero–can have a big impact on a person’s hearing health. Smoking can contribute to poor health, including hearing loss. For example, Reuters News reported last year that smokers were 60 percent more likely… Read More »

Enough With Culture — Focus On Structure, Biotech Entrepreneur Argues

In Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, I review Loonshots, a new book on innovation written by biotech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall; the author’s key point is that innovation requires attention to organizational structure – it’s critical, Bahcall argues, to separate “artists” and “soldiers” yet allow their ideas to influence each other. Organizations seeking to cultivate innovation should… Read More »