Easy, Homemade Meals With Healthy, Organic Ingredients Every Week

Easy homemade meals with lots of fresh veggies.

Read This Post If: You are trying to eat healthier and cook homemade meals more often. You’re overwhelmed with the process of meal planning, shopping, and cooking fresh multiple times a week. Shopping and cooking homemade meals for two is difficult or wasteful due to typical store-size quantities. You’re looking for a shared, creative, productive, […]

17 Ways You Can Be A Smarter Medical Consumer

You Are Your Best Advocate. To The Businesses, You're Revenues.

Be A Smart Medical Consumer

As an athlete and a patient with chronic conditions (see here and here), I have seen facets of the insurance/medical establishment I hope the average medical consumer hasn’t yet had the opportunity to learn. I bring formal training and an entire career in managing and growing businesses. As a result of these experiences, I’m a smarter […]

My Autoimmune Diagnosis – A Dark Comedy. Part 4

My Doctors Said There's No Point Trying To Improve My Condition; I Got Second Opinions

Test tube with blood for Thyroid test.

This story is continued from here. Keep Coming Back… My endocrinologist said she expected me to continue to see her or another doctor ongoing. I told her I’d received a referral to someone who specializes in this area. She asked who, I told her, and her immediate response was that’s the only doctor she’d allow […]

My Autoimmune Diagnosis – A Dark Comedy. Part 2

The Truth May Not Set You Free Immediately.

Just a simple injection in the thigh.

This is part 2 of a series. Part 1 is here. Score! Fast forward to the endocrinologist: palpation of my neck, ultrasound, blood test. At my second appointment with her, the endocrinologist seemed thrilled, elated, even a little giddy. I recalled the young doctors on TV who fight for the opportunity to make a new diagnosis […]

Have You Self-Administered B12 Injections? Me Neither.

My Autoimmune Diagnosis - A Dark Comedy. Part 3

My Plan B is Just Another Way to Make My Plan A Work

This article is part 3 of a series. Part 2 is here. Part 1 is here. Pants Down To My Knees In A Closet There I am with my pants down to my knees, a syringe in one hand, antiseptic swab in the other, and this strange guy sitting in front of me, casually acting like […]

My Autoimmune Diagnosis – A Dark Comedy. Part 1.

Will You Be Defined By A Limited Perspective, Or One Of Possibility?

Do You Have An Autoimmune Disease?!

When I received my autoimmune diagnosis several years ago, it was like a satire of poor bedside manner where I, as the patient, was the butt of the joke in a system designed so patients have limited access to information, little or no leverage, no advocate, and all the risks and expenses of their situation. I’ve seen […]

I’m A Chronic. Are You?

Everyone's Doing It; We Don't Have To. 15 Things To Do.

You Can Manage Your Health And Costs

I’ve written, in another post, that it’s every doctor’s and health insurer’s business dream for every human to be a patient with a chronic condition, who demands ongoing, regular medical care, and who willingly delivers a meaningful proportion of his/her income to receive this care. In fact, last week (April 17, 2017), for the first […]

What Information Technology And Software Engineers Want

Are They Different Than Everybody Else?

I asked 220 information technology pros about their work lives.

Lately I’ve enjoyed an intense opportunity to reflect on my life and the best way for me to contribute in the world. After much reflection and consideration, I’ve returned to the sector where I’ve spent most of my adult life. While my interest has historically been how to help companies who buy and use information […]

Hidden Figures Film Is A Great Case Study Of Success In Large Team Projects

Feb 24, 2017

Hidden Figures is a great film, full of the drama and suspense of a large information technology project (are there any others on the subject?).

Then Vs. Now

While that may sound a bit unbelievable, the film is a cool perspective on the similarities between large information technology projects 50 years ago and today. The linked article further parallels several noteworthy similarities between those lives and times, and current ones.

Tolerance And Inclusion

Ultimately, the film is an undisputable case study for tolerance, and acceptance of a more diverse workforce, as the most effective method for building high performance teams in professional organizations. NASA could not have become fit to fly and bring an astronaut home safely without every member of the team participating at full capacity. Significant hurdles had to be cleared before that was possible.

You Can Use Market Cycles For Healthy Investment Returns

Learn How The Economic Machine Works

For A Healthy Business, Empower Your Team And Monitor Your Environment

Market Cycles I talked about Market Cycles at American Association of Individual Investors Austin chapter meeting. Here are my speaker notes and outline. The Economic Machine As an important backdrop for understanding market cycles, don’t miss this brilliant explanation about How The Economic Machine Works, by Ray Dalio. What You Can Do Consider how the […]