Medcity news offering the most comprehensive summary of the history of Theranos, some of which we covered here and here .  Today news that the company’s website is advertising for a writer, who can

  • Innovate and conceptually solve problems through the power of excellent storytelling.

  • Handle stressful situations and deadline pressures well.

  • Bold experimentation in different styles of writing and communications are a must.

They don’t mention it but perhaps experience writing obituaries would be an asset.

Dion Madsen

Those that know me well, know that my favorite words are “Super”, “Great” and “Awesome”. The geek part of me is energized solving the complexity of biology and improving the delivery of care.  I learned patience, hard work and entrepreneurship growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan and teamwork in the rinks and ballfields of my hometown.  After working in Europe and then dealing with bare-knuckle politics in Saskatchewan, I migrated west to Alberta where I began to hang out with some crazy guys doing something called “the Internet” which led to me being the CFO of a publicly-traded company.  After selling the company, I crossed over to the VC side and during a meeting with a vaccine company I had the epiphany of “I can make money and help people at the same time? Awesome!” and I have been working for or financing healthcare companies ever since.

read more