A Parable of Rush Hour Diplomacy
There is a bridge in Portland called the Ross Island bridge. It’s a relatively nondescript bridge architecturally. It’s not very pedestrian friendly. Sure, there are some nice views, but nobody is writing home about the Ross Island Bridge.
But maybe they should be. Because tucked away at the west end of the bridge is one of the . . .
You are you.
The way you are anywhere is the way you are everywhere.
The way you are at work is the way you are at home.
The way you treat your waiter is the way you treat your spouse.
The way you react to a bad call on the court is the way you react to your kid when you feel frustrated.
How we do anything is how we do everything.
It’s a . . .
A Post-Election Reflection On Moving Forward
I almost didn’t post this.
Since the election, I’ve found myself writing down some reflections, in an attempt to clear my mind and gain perspective.
Mostly it has been a personal exercise, but I thought perhaps I could stitch together my disparate thoughts into something worth sharing.
But by the time I cobbled together . . .
Next time someone asks you to hang out, instead of giving them a coded answer like "Yeah, crazy week, let's get together soon!" just be clear and honest:
"You know what, making more social plans just isn't one of my top priorities right now, but thank you."
"We've hung out a number of times now, and honestly I just don't feel like . . .
The Golden State Warriors are one game away from setting the all time record for most wins in a season.
As I've been watching this historic achievement unfold, I've found myself asking - what lessons can the rest of us learn from the Warriors?
Here's my best take at boiling down Golden State's success into 5 key lessons that the . . .
Recently an opportunity came across my desk.
I asked the other person what their deadline was for the next step. Wednesday after next.
Two days before the deadline, I still hadn't done the work to figure out whether it was a worthwhile opportunity.
Oh well, I'll just tell them that we're busy right now, and it's not a good time. Thanks . . .
In his book When Breath Becomes Air, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi writes about the medical practice of holding a periodic morbidity & mortality conference.
We reviewed overnight events, new admissions, new scans, then went to see our patients before M&M, or morbidity and mortality conference, a regular meeting in . . .