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This podcast's purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics / brain machine interfaces / brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs. We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research in an easy to digest way. Then people can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space

Jun 1, 2020

During unusual times like this, it is more important than ever to have good communication with your peers in the neurotech industry. In this episode, Avery Bedows and JoJo Platt discuss, at the NYC Neuromodulation 2020 Online Conference, the importance of having a good network of peers, and how to establish such a network and keep it robust.

Top three takeaways:

  1. It is very important in fields such as neurotech to build up a good and reliable network and to have clear communication, especially during times like this with the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. When receiving a request from someone asking to be added to your network that you don’t know, it is important to learn more about the person by searching for mutual connections, and what their work involves
  3. It’s hard to learn about things you don’t know you need to learn, and it takes humility and willingness to learn a new skill set for a different work environment

[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode

[2:20] Avery Bedows introduces himself, gives his background, and discusses his consulting group, called the Substrate Group

[5:45] Bedows discusses his framework of story world, storyline, and storytelling

[9:10] Ladan gives a bit of background about himself, the podcast, and Neural Implant Media

[12:30] JoJo Platt of Behind the Bench discusses what she does as it relates to helping clients create strategic partnerships and collaborations

[15:20] When receiving a request to be added to your network from someone you don’t know, it is important to see who they are, what your mutual connections are, and whether they are legit

[20:00] It may be in bad taste to post content that is superfluous and redundant during this time

[24:30] If you do not have lab access to learn about a topic, learn by reading (and by binging this podcast)

[27:30] It’s hard to learn about things you don’t know you need to learn, and it takes humility to admit that the business world comes with a different skill set that is necessary than for academia

[30:00] The biggest hurdle to getting your idea out into the real world has to do with regulatory obstacles rather than communicatory obstacles