“All Views Are My Own” (Yeah, Right!)

A heuristic;  Anyone that has written "All views are my own", on their Twitter account or blog (or anywhere for that matter) has nothing original to say. If they've put this as a headline on their account then by definition it means that they are worried what other people think - usually because that person… Continue reading “All Views Are My Own” (Yeah, Right!)

Meta Problems

Entrepreneurs solve problems the thinking goes. What's not often talked about though is that solving a big problem often entails having to fix a bunch of smaller "meta problems". If you ask people what Uber does, most would say it's an app to order a taxi.  Sure it is, but Uber also solves a bunch… Continue reading Meta Problems

The Business Of Medicine

There's something unique about the business of medicine. In a traditional business such as a burger joint, if you have more customers and sell more burgers, then the restaurant owner will make more money. But in medicine, the more patients a clinic sees and the more patients a hospital serves, the less money they often… Continue reading The Business Of Medicine

Eureka!

It is said that when Archimedes jumped in to have a bath, he realised that the volume of water that was displaced was equal to the part of his body that he submerged.  When he had this insight Archimedes jumped out of the bath screaming "Eureka! Eureka!". In my experience, this is the complete opposite… Continue reading Eureka!

The View From The Top

In Greek mythology Gaia was the Goddess of the Earth and the mother of all creation. Imagine someone born on top of a mountain (let's call these types "Bureaucrats"), unable to get down (possibly because they need to keep paying for the mortgage they can't really afford or the car they shouldn't have leased). Their… Continue reading The View From The Top

What It’s Like To Start A Business

I received a letter from a fellow healthcare worker the other day. She wrote to me regarding a patient of mine, demanding that I "do something".  Her letter was, to be quite honest, rude and uncalled for.  She knew very well that I had already seen the patient, assessed the patient correctly and that the… Continue reading What It’s Like To Start A Business