'The Knowledge' - A Levitt Group Podcast
About This Show
'The Knowledge' is a podcast of the Levitt Group, the CIM interest group for senior marketers. Our focus is on strategy and organisational competitiveness at the leading edge of marketing knowledge.
We provide advanced marketing knowledge in the way that senior marketers need it, with an emphasis on practical relevance and value-for-time.
To find out more about us, visit our website at www.levittgroup.org.uk.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 7 - Professor Brian D. Smith
Episode 7 Show Notes: In this latest podcast, Peter Domican talks to Professor Brian D Smith about his book Darwins’s Medicine published by Routledge. Darwin’s Medicine is the sequel to Brian D. Smith’s influential and critically acclaimed Future of Pharma (Gower, 2011). Whereas the earlier book predicted the evolution of the pharmaceutical market and the business models of pharmaceutical companies, Darwin’s Medicine goes much deeper into the drivers of industry change and how leading pharmaceutical and medical technology companies are adapting their strategies, structures and capabilities in practice. Through the lens of evolutionary science, Professor Smith explores the speciation of new business models in the Life Sciences Industry. This sophisticated and highly original approach offers insights into: The mechanisms of evolution in this exceptional industry; The six great technological and social shifts that are shaping its landscape; The emergence of 26 distinct, new business models; and The lessons that enable firms to direct and accelerate their own evolution. These insights map out the industry’s complex, changing landscape and provide an invaluable guide to those firms seeking to survive and thrive in this dynamic market. Darwin’s Medicine is available on Amazon and through all good book shops. As a special offer to The Knowledge listeners, you can get a 50% discount at the Routledge website by quoting DAR230. Professor Brian D. Smith began his career as a research chemist in a pharmaceutical R&D lab and then spent 20 years in technical and marketing roles before becoming an academic, author and adviser. Working at The University of Hertfordshire and SDA Bocconi, two of Europe's leading business schools, his research focuses on strategy creation and implementation in pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Brian also runs a specialist consultancy that advises many of the world's largest companies in this sector. He is editor of the Journal of Medical Marketing, has written and co-written three major books, including The Future of Pharma (G
Rated 2 out of
I'm a CIM Member and a keen consumer of marketing thinking. For me The Knowledge podcasts are decidedly average I'm afraid to say. They just seem rather pedestrian and a missed opportunity. A case of a brand that needs a refresh. The content seems a bit pseudo academic, but not particularly robust. I found the thinking in this episode for instance to be a bit all over the place. Sorry, but you did invite feedback!
Date published: 2016-05-09