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Scott Becker is the Founder and Publisher of Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s Healthcare. Becker’s Healthcare is a platform that offers forward-looking business news, analysis, and guidance relating to the healthcare industry. Scott has been running Becker’s Healthcare for over 30 years.

Scott is also a lawyer and Partner in the healthcare department at McGuireWoods, where he represents hospitals and health systems, healthcare companies, surgery center chains, large practices, and private equity funds. He previously served on the Board of Partners of the firm and chaired the healthcare department for nearly 13 years. Scott is a Harvard law graduate and certified public accountant.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • How Scott Becker met — and taught — President Barack Obama in law school
  • Scott shares how and why Becker’s Healthcare started as a side hustle
  • The moment Scott realized he was on to something big with Becker’s Healthcare
  • How to win digitally
  • Who should be reading Becker’s Hospital Review?
  • Becker’s Healthcare conferences to attend and the caliber of past and present speakers
  • The biggest influences on Scott’s entrepreneurial journey so far

In this episode…

How do you know if you’re winning digitally? It comes down to one thing: is your website the most visited in your niche? Becker’s Healthcare has built a solid readership and following over the past 15 years in the healthcare information space. Their secret sauce? Excellent content and great distribution.

However, the digital landscape has changed. It’s much harder to win digitally today, but the core leadership principles and practices haven’t changed. That’s why we had the brain behind a popular niched website share their experience and knowledge in winning digitally. Want to learn more?

Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz as he features Scott Becker, the Founder and Publisher of Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s Healthcare, to talk about top tips for winning digitally. They discuss Scott’s journey as a lawyer and why winning online has been critical to his career and business. Plus, Scott shares the exciting opportunities, information, and events Becker’s Healthcare is bringing to you! Stay tuned.

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Episode Transcript

Jeremy Weisz 0:19

Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders and today’s guest I’m gonna introduce formula in a second Scott Becker Becker’s Healthcare. And you know, Scott, I like to mention past episodes people should check out and over the past, you know, decades Scott’s been doing this for a long time as well. I have had some really interesting guests on I had a couple weeks ago, the Co-founder of Pixar. And so I suggest people check that episode out. When it comes out. He’s talking about Steve Jobs and George Lucas and kind of founding of the original Pixar, it was really interesting. Other past guests include Julie Clark, who started Baby Einstein, she talked about how she grew it from five employees to $20 million in a very short period of time and sold it to Disney. But the most impressive part was she calls herself the cancer assassin, she beat cancer twice, and just hearing about her journey. And sometimes you don’t hear about the personal struggles in tough points along with building a company which can, which is always there, and it’s always tough. So check out more episodes on And this episode is brought to you by Rise25 we help businesses give to and connect to their dream 100 relationships and partnerships. And we do that by helping you run your podcast and what for me as Scott knows, the number one thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at ways to give to my best relationships, profile them profile what they’re doing, and what their company is doing, and shout it from the rooftops. So if you’ve thought about doing one, you should email us and go to Today, today’s guest Scott Becker has been running Becker’s healthcare for over 30 years as a partner McguireWoods. And I’m going to let Scott talk a little bit about because Becker’s Healthcare is this amazing company, and they have so many different moving pieces, from Digital pieces to the events pieces. Past speakers of the conferences include George Bush, Hillary Clinton, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and so many more. Scott, thanks for joining me,

Scott Becker 2:32

Jeremy, thank you so much. And what a privilege to get to visit with you, again is Scott Becker, Founder and Publisher Becker’s Healthcare, which those that are on in healthcare publication for hospitals, health systems, and we’ve got a few other core verticals, and been around for 30 plus years. I’m also a lawyer, you know, but with that, it’s so embarrassing. If you haven’t gone to Harvard, I have to say it within 30 seconds of being on any discussion at Harvard Law School graduate, so embarrassing, I apologize. And also, you know, partner at a law firm called McguireWoods, which is a large law firm and also served on the Board of Directors for a long time served as the National Chair of our healthcare practice for a long time. And a lot of my life is wrapped around with a wall or in in media business around healthcare. And so we follow the COVID, you know, the delta and all those things very, very close with him back in the last month, as well as in the life conference business. So simply you’ve got some other media properties around private equity and business and digital properties and so forth. So Jeremy, just a pleasure to get to visit with you today. Thank you.

Jeremy Weisz 3:36

I’m looking forward to digging in deep on this amazing offshoot from lawyer to Becker’s Healthcare. But I want to start back in you know, you mentioned the Harvard days. And I didn’t know this until about 10 minutes ago that you have an interesting connection when you were at Harvard,

Scott Becker 3:58

so yes, yes, I was a teaching assistant and taught moot court and that’s sort of the the legal competition for writing and presenting and so forth. And as a third year law student, they use third years to help teach and guide and advise. And so of the 12 students, I had the two of them or a, you know, you were one was the son of a world famous judge. Or Richard Posner, the son Eric Posner, and the other one that was in my class out of the 12 was a gentleman, Barack Obama, President Obama. And so I had this I had this this wonderful thing of having 12 students in the class, and Eric Posner and Barack, you know, I was this, you know, young universal annoy graduate, you went to Harvard Law School, and Eric and Barack, were literally, you know, you in any group you’re in, there are people that are much better than the other people and Eric and Barack were those people. And so, I would try and explain things to the class about legal writing or about presenting and so forth. And we would count totally get the situation where Barack or Eric would say, and they would do it in the nicest, most politically appropriate way. I think what Scott, I think what Mr. Becker is trying to say is this. And like, as opposed to being offended, they handled it so well. And were so correct. And so right on, they clearly should have been teaching the class not myself, that I would have to say, That’s exactly right. That’s what I met in the class became almost like, in my own mind, like a Saturday Night Live skit, where I would be like Chris Farley, and they would be explaining things. And I’d be like, That’s right. That’s right. And they were, you know, when they were right on and Barack, you know, and whether agree with his politics or not, and someone who I agree with some I don’t agree with, but was, you know, literally had this tremendous way about him. And truly a pleasure a person in crazily bright. And always I always made sure Eric Posner in the same sentence, because Eric was also his, his, you know, his dad, his famous Judge Richard Posner, and Eric is now a law professor someplace and also crazily, crazily bright. And they would literally, you know, they would literally take over the class that I was supposedly teaching or advising on and so forth. And they were just like, gifted in every single way. And you know, Barack is a gifted, gifted with the greatest parts, not just a gifted, gifted person, and any pleasure to be around as a person.