Emil J. Frieriech was hired in 1955 by the fledgling National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. As the new guy on the totem pole, he was given the job, in his words, “to stop the bleeding”. In those days the scene for childhood leukemia was almost barbaric. Blood was everywhere.
Katie Stubblefield was 18 when she tried to commit suicide, but instead of killing herself, the gun she used deconstructed her entire face. The Cleveland Clinic took her in immediately as one of their candidates for a complete facial transplant. The transplant was the third ever prefo
David Brown experienced three weeks that he was unable to move his body due to a ruptured pancreas. The failure of so many of his organs required that he be on life support and the only fully functioning part of him was his mind. He heard physicians and family members interact for thr
Due to a ruptured pancreas, David Brown found himself on life support for three weeks, unable to move for himself. David, however, was completely conscious of all events transpiring around him. In his words, “for three weeks, overhearing many sharp conversations about end-of-life care
Most world business today is based on capitalism. ‘Take your best opportunity and look for better opportunities’. But what if you worked with a team that surpassed the ‘next best thing’. A team that surpassed a bigger dollar sign? We achieve this one day and dy
Many of us only do business stateside, but there is a lot to be learned from the way businesses function internationally. Japanese business stands in stark contrast to the way business is done in the United States. In Japan, employees do not switch companies. When one is hired, it is
Steve Covey spoke often about the emotional bank account – that elusive account that deposits are made to when we perform trust building actions and loses value when we don’t act in emotionally responsible ways. I explain this again to reemphasize the currency of mental an
As you read this blog on a regular basis, there probably are some of you that say “Nice theory, but really?!?! Along that line, I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with a surgeon just last Monday. To set the stage: This surgeon is a combat veteran having served as a
The job world fifty years ago- no, twenty years ago even – was made of hard lines. You were the boss, people reported to you. As the boss, you were virtually untouchable. However, a lot has changed in the past twenty years. The Silicon Valley is a shining example of this change.
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