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Invisibles and Under-appreciated Organizational Contributors

Recently, I met with David Zweig, the author of a great book entitled Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, a book I strongly recommend.  http://www.amazon.com/Invisibles-Power-Work-Relentless-Self-Promotion/dp/159184634X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423931196&sr=8-1&keywords=Invisibles   The book profiles several highly skilled professionals who delivered great...

Let’s Get on with Solving our Health Crisis the Right Ways

Although the Obamacare legislation and the regulations issued by the Obama administration are misguided in major respects, including the structure of the health insurance system, the move to accountable care systems and the eventual payment of healthcare providers for delivering better health at lower cost is an extremely welcome development.  We must pay healthcare providers and every other stakeholder for making...

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 the one in which he defined the American Dream as “If I work hard, I’ll be doing better 10 years from now than I am doing today.” In another speech, Hillary Clinton modified this description slightly by saying...

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 people whose memories of 2001 anthrax crisis have faded, these were a few of the critical facts:   Five people died from having received letters from unknown sources laced with anthrax, a bacteria that, if...

What Consumers and Clinicians Need From Health Record Systems

In the Friday, September 12, 2014, issue of The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Mark Sklar wrote an Op-Ed piece entitled “Doctoring in the Age of Obamacare.”  His message was depressingly similar to what so many physicians are saying: government-mandated changes in healthcare payment, delivery, and electronic medical requirements are reducing productivity and patient satisfaction and the quality of care.   What has...

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