I spoke to Stephen Bourke recently. He co-founded Echo
. It’s like Deliveroo for your medication.
When he concocted it, all of his friends and mentors told him that it was a bad idea. Variations of “you’re solving a non-problem” and “it’s been done before”.
He nodded politely, thanked them for their advice and did it anyway.
Echo was acquired by McKesson (the group who own Lloyds Pharmacy) in 2019.
Here’s him telling the story—