Mike Critelli Blog

Why Americans are Angry at Politicians
October 31st, 2015: The political party establishments, expert political commentators and the media are clearly bewildered by the staying power of anti-establishment candidates like Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, and Bernie Sanders.

DOGS CAN TRULY BE OUR BEST FRIENDS - October 2009
October 12th, 2015: During the course of determining whether I should invest in a documentary film about dogs, I gained some quite interesting insights into the potentially new role dogs can play in our health care system. Because dogs have a sense

HOW TO MAKE EXERCISE FUN - October 2009
October 12th, 2015: As I have thought about how to change human behavior to get people to do healthier things, I remember the 1984 movie The Karate Kid. In that movie, the lead character,

WHY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY IS NOT WRONG ON INDIVIDUAL MANDATES - October 2009
October 12th, 2015: At the risk of weighing in on a highly controversial and emotional issue, I want to comment on the insurance industry report that the Senate Finance Committee proposal would add $4,000 in insurance policy costs per insurance policy holder per year by 2019

THE MYTH OF THE BORN LEADER - October 2009
October 12th, 2015: A lot has been written about Ken Lewis, the Bank of America CEO, since he announced his decision to retire the week of September 28. Many of the commentaries on him were highly critical, including one included in the Sunday,

More on Hollywood and self censorship - December 2014
October 12th, 2015: 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 - December 2014
October 12th, 2015: 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, there are more serious issues this incident raises.

Why health information policymakers should read “Moneyball” - November 2014
October 12th, 2015: 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.

Why government decisions that seem stupid are often rational, although flawed - November 2014
October 12th, 2015: Why governments, businesses, educational institutions, and non-profits consistently make certain kinds of bad decisions are quite different from what we understand.

Ebola: Lessons from the 2001 Anthrax Crisis - October 2014
October 12th, 2015: 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.

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