It’s Not What I Know…It’s How I Learned It
Richard B. Liposky
All businesses succeed or fail. A successful businessman may fail, but what makes him successful is that he never quits. He learns from every experience. He grows through failures on his way to success. All the lights on our journey toward success are constantly changing. We move forward on green, are cautious on yellow, and wait for the reds to turn green. We may hesitate, but we don’t stop. And a detour is just another way to get to our destination… success. This book is about sixty-five years of business successes and failures. From the city to the farm, from the university to the operating rooms in Vietnam and the jungles of Central America, from good patient care to professional politics, from business successes and failures, the author dissects what works and what doesn’t work. The author won’t tell you what he knows… he will tell you how he learned it. When you know how he learned it… you will have engaged the most powerful ally to reach your business success.
Dr. Liposky is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. After completing a USAF internship and active duty in Vietnam, he returned to complete a five-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the School of Medicine, Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.While in private practice, he also provided surgical services to the freedom fighters in Central America and was a consultant to the US State Department in the People to People program. He has been active in professional associations, patented medical devices, and developed and implemented new surgical procedures.He is a contributing author for one textbook and is the author of twelve professional publications and forty-eight newspaper articles. He has given more than 232 presentations to professional organizations. He hosted the radio show “Speaking of Dentistry.”With more than fifty years of business experience, Dr. Liposky has had the privilege of coaching new physicians, dentists, and businessmen and women in starting, developing, and growing their businesses or practices. He teaches them to integrate sound business principles with continued personal growth and innovative ideas.Dr. Liposky launched Specialty Dental Services and Online Dental Consulting Services to provide surgical support and consultation to general practitioners. In addition, Dr. Liposky teaches courses on “Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner.”Dr. Liposky is president and CEO of Dental Specialists of America LLC, providing outpatient oral and maxillofacial surgery and specialty services to group practices in eight states. He personally provides surgery services at practices in Atlanta, Georgia.He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Irene. He enjoys his profession as well as business, golf, gardening, writing, and six grandchildren.