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6 September 1988 Medical Lasers At The Crossroads: Directions For The Next Five Years
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Proceedings Volume 0953, The Marketplace for Medical Lasers; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947564
Event: The Marketplace for Medical Lasers, 1988, Houston, TX, United States
Abstract
Of course, much can be attributed to our relative youth - the sheer number and scope of the opportunities have distorted focus and strained resources. However, I believe that we have reached a point - a crossroads - where the topography is more clearly defined and where some discernible trends point to the direction this industry will take over the next five years. These will be important years - investors, especially, expect signs of maturity to replace unbounded youthful optimism. How many of us can look back on the business plans we wrote five years ago and not feel chastened (or depressed). Our excuse is that we got everything right except the timing. Well, the "timing" is the next five years! So my talk today will center upon my personal view of these next five years. I wish to emphasize the personal aspect of my discussion: this is my prescription for future happiness.
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Fritz A. Brauer "Medical Lasers At The Crossroads: Directions For The Next Five Years", Proc. SPIE 0953, The Marketplace for Medical Lasers, (6 September 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947564
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