Aug 10, 2019
Grace Park, co-founder & president of DocDoc joined us in a
conversation about leadership and regional expansion of DocDoc in
Asia. Grace started the conversation, narrating her background as a
military officer with the US army and how she moved subsequently
from a military career into a business executive in notable
healthcare companies. Grace shared the backstory behind the
founding of DocDoc as a leading patient intelligence company from
her perspective and offered her perspectives in how she utilized
her experience to expand DocDoc regionally across Asia. Last but
not least, Grace offered her thoughts on leadership and the
importance of how to lead teams to success in different settings.
Editor's note: This interview was conducted in
June 2019, and recently
DocDoc has raised their series B funding of US$13M.
Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion
(with time-stamps included):
Park (Facebook, LinkedIn), co-founder & President of
did you start your career? [1:12]
- Before Docdoc, you have been taken senior
executive roles in medical and healthcare sector with Bristol-Myers
Squibb and Medtronic, can you talk about what you have done in
these companies and how that experience shapes the way in how you
operate in Asia Pacific markets? [4:15]
your career journey, what are the interesting life lessons you can
share with my audience? [6:34]
- DocDoc &
Perspectives on Regional Expansion of Digital Healthcare in Asia
- I am
curious to know the backstory of Docdoc from your perspective given
Cole has offered the same story in an earlier episode. Can you
articulate the founding story from your perspective and how did
that translate to founding of Docdoc? [8:24]
help our audience to refresh their understanding of the company
DocDoc, can you describe the company and its vision and mission?
is your current role and coverage as the President of DocDoc?
keeps you awake at night or gets you excited every morning about
DocDoc’s mission? [16:35]
DocDoc focus on to be the leader in patient intelligence, how do
you build the trust and bringing the doctors in DocDoc’s
network? From your
engagement with the doctors, what are the doctors’ major pain
points as providers of medical care in the entire healthcare supply
have led in expanding DocDoc’s business across Asia Pacific, can
you talk about how you think strategically on the go to market and
build the right teams to expand into countries such as Korea and
Hong Kong? [21:56]
are the most interesting lessons you have learned in working in a
startup environment with DocDoc? What will you have done
- Leadership [25:37]
understand that you are a great student on leadership. What are the
books in leadership which have inspired you and further your
thinking on the subject? [26:09]
- Viktor Frankl's "Man Search for
- Warren G Bennis "On Becoming a Leader"
- Ron Heifetz "Leadership without Easy Answers"
- You have an interesting career before
Harvard Business School in the US military, and you were based in
Korea as an officer, how did the experience shape you as a leader
in the military and subsequently in the corporate world?
your opinion, what are the most important traits for a leader?
- Do you think that a team learn more by going thru a crisis than
going thru the regular motion of the day? [33:40]
you see a difference between a manager and a leader?
you talk about your style of leadership and how did it come about?
- Closing [38:22]
you recommend a book or movie or podcast or anything which recently
made an impact to your work and personal life? [38:35]
can my audience find you? [41:13]
The show is hosted by Bernard Leong
(@bernardleong & weibo) until 30 June 2019 and are
sponsored by Ideal Workspace (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) with their new Altizen Desk (Twitter, Facebook, Medium). Sound credits for the intro
music: Taro Iwashiro, "The Beginning" from Red Cliff Soundtrack and
this episode is edited by Carol Yin, and co-produced by Carol Yin
and Bernard Leong. This episode is recorded and produced in June