Instant MBA: You Have To Be Willing To Take a "Few Brickbats"

Kenneth Frazier

Photo: Merck

Today’s advice comes from Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier’s interview with The Wall Street Journal:“I’m trying to run the company in a way that I can satisfy the short- and intermediate-term needs of investors without sacrificing really what we’re about.”

Frazier, who made a decision to maintain the drug maker’s spending on research and development despite angering investors, says he’s willing to take a “few brickbats thrown in my direction.”

“Science and innovation are in the DNA of the company,” he says. “The science will lead us to another big breakthrough.”

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