Meet An Alkaloid: Andrew Stein
Each month, we are delighted to introduce you to one of the members of the Alkaloid Networks community, a coworking space on the Eastside Atlanta Beltline. This month we visited with Andrew Stein of 1Unit.
What are you working on right now?
1Unit helps hospitals organize their doctors, nurses, and others into unit-based teams that communicate better, follow checklists and best practices, and lead together. When we’re done, care is better, staff are happier, and patients go home sooner.
Who is your ideal client/target audience?
Midsize non-profit hospitals
What is a common misconception about your industry or work?
People think hospitals (and the workers in them) are designed to be the way they are. In fact, there is not an overarching logic. It’s more like a loose web of overlapping tribes.
What is your big picture vision for your business?
Save a hundred lives per year in every hospital in the world.
What is your superpower?
Design and facilitate meetings, workshops, and offsite gatherings.
What is your favorite business or productivity tool?
SlideModel for ready-made slide designs
What book should every entrepreneur read?
Good Strategy Bad Strategy, by Richard P. Rumelt. He’s a UCLA business professor who took everything in learned in 40 years of teaching and consulting and put it in one book. Fascinating if you’re into business strategy.
Good community, good snacks, close to home.
What is your favorite amenity/perk at Alkaloid?
Breakfast sandwich mornings every few months. I’m a sucker for an egg-and-cheese biscuit.
If you were working from Alkaloid during the pandemic, why and/or how are you using the space?
As a place to get away from the noise of my (very cute) kids at home.
What advice would you give someone considering coworking?
Just try it out. It’s cheap to do a month, and you’ll know if it’s for you.
Anything else we should know about your experience at Alkaloid?
I think the best detail that sums up my experience at Alkaloid is that Katharine actually implements about 80% of my suggestions.