Peter originally trained as a pharmacologist and has been following the fortunes of the pharmaceutical and medtech industries for over 35 years. During that time he has interviewed many people, attended many conferences and trade shows, and has visited companies large and small. He has written items for newsletters, feature articles for magazines, as well as longer in-depth reports. He has also spoken on healthcare-related matters at a number of international conferences. Out of all that has come a passion to understand what drives individuals and organisations to push back the frontiers of knowledge for the overall benefit of mankind. In his spare time he likes to complain about falling standards (grammar, manners, road users who don’t indicate), and he has little time for those who use management gobbledegook.