- Tod Fetherling is Chairman and Founder of Stratasan.
- Nashville healthcare startup, Stratasan is an advanced health analytics company.
- Company founded in summer of 2012.
- Tod was working at HCA Healthcare as an intrepreneur before he became an entrepreneur. He started HCA’s interactive marketing department in 1994/1995.
- Mentored by Doctor Tommy Frist and Florida Governor, Rick Scott.
- His HCA boss, Lindy Richardson, taught him that it was OK to fail. It’s more important to do your research and try to get it right on the first try. To set the bar very high for yourself.
- Two sides of failure. You have to have an environment where failure is OK. You also can’t ever have the concept that you are going to fail.
- Nashville’s technology scene is exciting, but we need to continue to bring in new talent.
- Tips: You better love what you’re doing. If you don’t have the excitement about what you’re doing, ultimately you will fail.
- Tips: It’s important to build that team and figure out your weaknesses area. Surround yourself with complimentary people.
- Tod recommends a “game changer” book called The Advantage. by Patrick M. Lencioni.
- Tod is a huge Wired magazine fan.
- Subscribe to the Stanford Entrepreneurship podcast and Harvard HBR IdeaCast podcast.
- Contact Tod across the web @jtodwork.
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Posted on July 31, 2012
Categories: Blog, Podcast
Tags: Doctor Tommy Frist, failure, Governor Rick Scott, Harvard HBR IdeaCast, HCA Healthcare, intrepreneur, J. Tod Fetherling, Lindy Richardson, Patrick M. Lencioni, Stanford Entrepreneurial Series, The Advantage, Wired