Recognizing that we all have something to teach and something to learn - in line with the spirit of World Health Day - will be crucial for success in the changing dynamics of the new healthcare paradigm.
The idea that large corporations should be ethical, green or work with communities has snowballed over the last decade or so, but recent months have shown how significant a failure of corporate reputation management can become.
Healthcare in Africa is changing. While the continent still shoulders the greatest burden of communicable diseases, its economic growth is lifting millions out of poverty and creating an urban middle class which is demanding more from healthcare and government.
The future shape of global healthcare provision is a major issue that we all need to grapple with. Its importance is highlighted by the depth of divisions when health care reform becomes the centre of political focus.
If Twitter is to be believed (yes I know, I know) then there was a bit of a kerfuffle at the Fabians New Year Conference on the weekend when - it is claimed - accountancy giant KPMG was spontaneously booed by the crowd.