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2 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ben Tsai. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ben Tsai, often where they are interviewed.

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2 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ben Tsai. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ben Tsai, often where they are interviewed.

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Invus Opportunities Partner Ben Tsai Seeks – and Finds – Success in Medtech Investments

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Benjamin Tsai says his initial plans – or the plans he’d been given – called on him being a doctor. But he quickly saw a greater opportunity working in the life sciences industry. Tsai made a quick run through consulting firms and business school before finding a place at Invus, an investment firm that has operated mostly out of the limelight. In this podcast, Tsai discusses his career, his outlook on Medtech and why Invus – investor in Auris Health and other high-profile deals – is beginning to get out to tell its own story.

Mar 22 2019

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9: Jen and Ben Tsai

Go Go Stop Go
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My in-laws Jen (Chu-Jen) and Ben (Yi-Ben) Tsai moved to the US since 50 years ago to earn advanced degrees. They know my history and my mom but also have interesting life stories of their own to share, including the struggles and dangers of growing up in rural Taiwan and being the first in their immediate families to move to the US.

After a nine-year fight with lymphoma, my father-in-law died on January 31st, 2018. With deep respect and appreciation for my in-laws, I share this conversation I recorded in their dining room in July 2017.

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Ben Tsai died of lymphoma. If you’d like to contribute to lymphoma research, please send a check to:

Stanford Cancer Center Clinic “C”
Attention: Dr. Ranjana Advani
875 Blake Wilbur Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94305

We heard about flooding and earthquakes in Taiwan. By one measure, Taiwan leads the world in being at risk from natural disasters, with 73% of its population at risk of three or more types of natural disasters -- more than any other country. See Table 1.1 on page 4 of the World Bank article “Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis”, 2005. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7376

My father-in-law helped instrument Taiwan with hundreds of seismic sensors. That network of sensors was completed in 1996, allowing Taiwan to collect a significant amount of data when the tragic Chi-Chi earthquake struck in 1999. The earthquake measured 7.6 on the Richter scale and, according to a FEMA article, “As a result, at least 2,400 people were killed, 8,700 were injured, 600,000 people were left homeless, and about 82,000 housing units were damaged by the earthquake and large aftershocks. Damage was estimated at 14 billion U.S. dollars.
FEMA article on natural disasters in Taiwan: https://training.fema.gov/hiedu/downloads/compemmgmtbookproject/comparative%20em%20book%20-%20em%20in%20taiwan.pdf
Early report after the Chi-Chi 1999 earthquake, including a summary of the seismic instrumentation program my father-in-law helped implement: http://www.iris.washington.edu/news/events/taiwan/taiwan99reports/chi-chi1.html     

Feb 10 2018

1hr 3mins

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