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

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?

Have You Ever Found Yourself Driving Down A One-Way Road?

Most of the time when you turn in to a one-way road, you know it's one-way as soon as you turn in. The worst kind of one-way roads are those that look like normal roads for a long time.  These roads always take you to a place where you don't want to be. Hiring too… Continue reading Have You Ever Found Yourself Driving Down A One-Way Road?

“But, Money Can’t Buy Happiness!!!”

It's interesting to note that the most precious things in life are intangible.  They don't have a price, they aren't things that you can hold in your hands and without them life would be pretty meaningless. Love, family, relationships, purpose, happiness....All intangible. But there is one thing in life which is intangible, but money can buy. Time. Time… Continue reading “But, Money Can’t Buy Happiness!!!”

If You Keep Doing More Stuff, You Will End Up Poorer, Less Healthy And Less Smart

Subtraction I would say that around two-thirds of the patients I see in my clinic every day have problems related to something that they are choosing to do. Chest infections caused by smoking. Back pain as a result of sitting down all day and even after work. Diabetes due to poor diet. I seem to… Continue reading If You Keep Doing More Stuff, You Will End Up Poorer, Less Healthy And Less Smart

Life Isn’t Fair, But If You Don’t Get This Simple Point You’ll Always Be A Sucker

Life is very unfair.  As much as we all wish that the success we enjoy in life is a direct consequence of our well thought out actions and intentions, it probably isn't.  If you were born poor in rural Bangladesh, could you still confidently say that your quality of life would be as good as… Continue reading Life Isn’t Fair, But If You Don’t Get This Simple Point You’ll Always Be A Sucker

Baby Boomers Vs Millennials!! (They’re both wrong….)

I have seen this conversation played out many times.  Both in the press and in real life. The Baby Boomer generation often accuse the younger generations of being lazy, flippant with their money and devoid of the grit that is needed to succeed in life. The Baby Boomers often argue that leading a happy, financially… Continue reading Baby Boomers Vs Millennials!! (They’re both wrong….)