Inside Orthopedics

21 EpisodesProduced by Tiger Buford

An inside look at the Orthopedics industry. Brought to you by Tiger, an Orthopedics insider, blogger, and recruiter for early-stage Orthopedics companies.

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#21 - How to create innovation in orthopedics (10 min)

April 16th, 2019


Want innovation?  Interation could be the killer app for creating game-changing innovation today in orthopedics. 

Successful innovation giants that …

#20-Anatomy of a startup - 1st conversation with Erik Paul, CEO of Exiom who is bringing 3D printed casts to the US for better early fracture immobilization.

April 1st, 2019


3D printing is the most significant advance in fracture immobilization in decades and Exiom has the best solution.

Listen to this "live" interview …

#19-Anatomy of a startup - 1st conversation with the Micro C Founder, Dr. Greg Kolovich

April 1st, 2019


How does a surgeon take an idea and turn it into a solution that will change imaging in the operating room forever?  

Listen to this "live" interview …

#18 - A Random discussion between Joe Hage and Tiger Buford

March 13th, 2019


Eavesdrop into a cell phone conversation between Joe and Tiger.  We discuss a variety of topics, including:  orthopedics buying decisions, LinkedIn, building medical device communities with digital marketing, the future …

#17 - The 7 Benefits of Working Inside a Startup (7 mins)

February 9th, 2019


This one is for my orthopedic friends who think they might want to work inside a startup but don’t really understand the upsides.  I share the 7 real-world advantages of startup work in orthopedics. 

#16 - Why good people get stuck inside big Orthopedic companies (4:30 mins)

February 5th, 2019


This one is for orthopedic professionals working in big orthopedic companies and have an interest in moving to a smaller orthopedic company.  I share insights into how good people stuck and become "institutionalized". …

#15 - Are you ready for a Startup? (8:45 mins)

February 3rd, 2019


Most people do not know if they would excel inside a startup.  Answer 8 simple questions to see if you have the RIGHT STUFF.  Take the startup test …

#14 - An inside look at a successful startup – Ellipse Technologies (17 mins)

February 3rd, 2019


How did Ellipse go from a product concept to  an irresistible takeover target 8 years later?  I share 10 insights into this real-life success story from the early days to acquisition.  I was there.  

#13 - Who is Reinhold Schmieding? (19:30 mins)

January 30th, 2019


The story of how the Arthrex founder went from a startup to the king of Sports Medicine using a different focus and style from all the other Orthopedic giants.   Today, this little known executive is worth $5.9B (the …

#0 - Introduction to Inside Orthopedics (2 mins)

January 25th, 2019


In this series, you will hear unique insights into the orthopedic industry. Tiger will share trends,  emerging startups that he believes are poised …

#11 - The Secret Weapon for Orthopedic Startups (8 mins)

January 23rd, 2019


Startups can use RISK as a competitive weapon.  I share the experience at Ellipse Technologies where we used this weapon to blow past the competition …

#10 - Real Career Advice for Young Engineers in Orthopedics (10:30 mins)

January 22nd, 2019


Orthopedics has been great for me.  I want to give back. So this podcast is for the young engineers just starting out.  
I would like to share 16 …

# 9 - Why you should Fire your Marketing Leader (8:30 mins)

January 21st, 2019


Marketing leaders make alot of mistakes, especially in Orthopedics. 

Here I share 6 Red Flags to look for that you may need to make a change to your Marketing leadership.

#8 - Why you should fire your R&D Leader (6:20 mins)

January 18th, 2019


If your new product pipeline is not robust, then your R&D Leader could be the problem.  I review 8 specific Red Flags to look for in your R&D …

#7 - Six Early Hires that will Breed Success in your Orthopedic Startup (8 mins)

January 16th, 2019


Startup CEOs often ask for advice on the what kind of people to bring in early and in what order.  I will share my thoughts on the first six people to add. 

#6 - Dynamite for your Orthopedic Company

January 10th, 2019


5 traits to look for when hiring entrepreneurs to inject innovation into your orthopedic company. 

#5 - Dear CEO, the Future of Orthopedics is Software (7 mins)

January 6th, 2019


Something happened in 2018.  I saw the Orthopedic world shift.  It was subtle but real. This a wake-up call for my orthopedic peers as we head into the 2020 decade. 
Dear CEO, the future of orthopedics is software.

#4 - An Open Letter to Orthopedic Companies

January 6th, 2019


Stop being ordinary!!!!   It's time to be Remarkable.

#3 - Why the orthopedic startup IDEA doesn't matter (5 mins)

December 15th, 2018


Orthopedic startups, your execution is more valuable than your idea. Here is why.

#2 - 12 Hot Startups in Orthopedics (just my opinion)

December 15th, 2018


Tiger shares the 12 hot startups that he is watching in Orthopedics (19 mins)

#1 - The Future of Marketing in Orthopedics

December 5th, 2018


Advice for Orthopedic manufacturers.
Why today's marketing techniques are broken.
A look at how marketing will be executed in the future.

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