A Surgical Approach to Entrepreneurship

Toby Cosgrove, former President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, talks about the learning curve of going from the operating room to running hospital operations.
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Toby Cosgrove, former president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, shares his thoughts on the challenges of leading a hospital from the viewpoint of a surgeon and how his dyslexia brought him a unique perspective on life and business.

Cosgrove and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss a variety of topics including how Toby’s wealth of experience in the operating room aided his transition to CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and why he had to re-educate himself on the ins-and-outs of running business operations. The pair converse about how Cosgrove discovered that he has dyslexia and why he views the learning disability as one of his gifts. 

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