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Most of our energy goes into upholding our importance

Most of our energy goes into upholding our importance… If we are capable of losing some of that importance, two extraordinary things happen to us.  One, we free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur; and, … Continue reading

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Checklists & protocols: Doctors’ egos versus patients’ lives (and taxpayers’ dollars)

Three clips from different things I’ve read (relatively) recently, all saying doctors’ egos and status-fights can kill (and more). First up, Atul Gawande, who has also written “Better: A Surgeon’s notes on Performance.“ “We don’t like checklists. They can be … Continue reading

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