Scott Rocklage: Structure, Organization and Discipline Equal Success

Dr. Scott Rocklage Chairman and CEO or President of… how many successful corporations in the field of healthcare management?

To keep this informal and not a long ‘Showy’ list of achievements, awards, etc., a breif list includes list: Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Nycomed Salutar, Nycomed Interventional, Ilypsa and Miikana (Merged with Amgen and EntreMed respectively.)

By the way; he was heavily involved in one of the most important elements of any health and pharmaceutical business; ‘Research and Development’ at both Salutar and Catalytica. (Catalytica is now known as DSM Pharmaceuticals Products or ‘DPP.’) and what Scott knows.

Here is an overall view of his thoughts and attitudes that he has shared in previous interviews:

Scott Rocklage believes in structure, organization and discipline. One thing he does that many people dismiss is takes a few minutes each morning to make a list any appointments and then the things he wants to get done. He then prioritizes the list and starts knocking them out always aware of any ‘Prep Time’ necessary for a meeting

Despite all the accolades for his mind he discovered through his business experience and just understanding going through life that the ‘Right People‘ are the key to success.

Having the education or work experience or even a brilliant talent is worthless if the person will not truly listen to what others saying. One person on a team that makes everyone else just a little uncomfortable tightens the mind and thoughts do not flow freely and Scott of Linkedin.

His last thought is on one aspect he believes a lot of business?? people do is lose focus on exactly what their business does; and does well. Expanding and creating new products and services is always a must for any business but venturing to far away from the original intent and design of the business can lead to failure or worse; have a negative impact on ‘Brand Recognition.’

Dr Scott Rocklage earned a Ph.D. from MIT in Chemistry is currently a managing partner of 5AM Ventures working out of Waltham, MA.