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
Hater’s Gonna’ Hate
There's something repulsive about professional critics. Whether it's a music critic or a food critic I hate them. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. There's something obscene about a creator busting their ass off to make something special, only to be judged and critiqued by a no good for nothing… Continue reading Hater’s Gonna’ Hate
Specifically Not Obvious
How do you figure out what advice to listen to? Most of the advice that you come across from books, courses, teachers, articles etc is very general. You know the type of advice intuitively as you've already heard the answers a million times. For example, I recently came across an article where the interviewer was… Continue reading Specifically Not Obvious
When It Feels Like You’re Pushing A Rock Uphill
There's a running gag in "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia". One of the main characters keeps getting more and more fat in the name of "cultivating mass". He claims that he's not obese, but muscular and strong. The reason the gag is funny is because there are so many people out there who claim they're… Continue reading When It Feels Like You’re Pushing A Rock Uphill
I Can Guarantee Something That Will Never Ever Change And It’s Where To Find All The Opportunities.
There's an old business story about a cookie factory owner. His company was making millions of cookies and was very profitable. However, his board was always asking for more profits. One day the cookie factory owner thought of a great idea! "What if we got rid of 1 of the 13 spices we put in… Continue reading I Can Guarantee Something That Will Never Ever Change And It’s Where To Find All The Opportunities.
Don’t Say That!
"I stink, therefore I tram." I spent some time living in Prague, Czech Republic. The summers would get really hot and I couldn't help but notice that the Czechs had a strange aversion to deodorants. This would become painfully obvious when riding the public trams. I wasn't the only person that noticed this, but of… Continue reading Don’t Say That!
If It Looks & Swims & Quacks Like A Duck, It Might Not Be A Duck
I was shocked at what the pyramids looked like up close when I went to Egypt. I always thought that they'd be smooth* on the outside. But when I got up close to them they were made of very large stones. Pyramids of Giza More recently I found out that many of the Greek and… Continue reading If It Looks & Swims & Quacks Like A Duck, It Might Not Be A Duck
Is Someone Getting The Best Of You?
True story. I was once working in a hospital that was desperately short of doctors to cover the night shift. The hospital somehow managed to find a senior doctor to cover one of the night shifts to oversee the work of the junior doctors, admit new patients and ensure patients were safe over night. Usually… Continue reading Is Someone Getting The Best Of You?
How To Measure Your Life
It is unusual how when you insist on measuring something, you often end up measuring what actually doesn't matter. Often the thing you end up measuring is a distant relative of something meaningful. Modern medicine is pretty incredible. We can stick a tube down your air pipe and artificially ventilate you, we can keep your… Continue reading How To Measure Your Life