What the American Dream is all about

I recently watched Senator Chuck Schumer’s speech to the National Press Club about the future of the middle class and the Democrats’ plan for the 2016 elections.   The most revealing comment he made was...

More on Hollywood and self censorship

After I published a blog this morning on The Interview, the following piece appeared in a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter....

Observations about Sony, The Interview, and free speech

Beyond the news and entertainment value of the leaked emails from what now appears to be a cyber warfare campaign against Sony by the North Korean government for its now aborted release of The Interview,...

Why health information policymakers should read “Moneyball”

Recently, I happened to pick up and read a chapter in the middle of Michael Lewis’ great book Moneyball, which I enjoyed even more than the film, although I liked the film as well. In recounting the history...

Why government decisions that seem stupid are often rational, although flawed

Why governments, businesses, educational institutions, and non-profits consistently make certain kinds of bad decisions are quite different from what we understand.  In this blog, I will touch upon a few of...

Ebola: Lessons from the 2001 Anthrax Crisis

In following the stories about the Ebola virus, I am reminded that 13 years ago this month, I was in the middle of helping manage the mailing industry’s response to the anthrax bio-terrorism crisis.  For...

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