Protecting Sight #157: A magical mantra for nurturing a blissful life. Dense white cataract with anterior capsule fibrosis & VR visual fields. Leonardo’s canal drawings. HBR Ideacast & Jeff Bezos’ “Invent and Wander.”

Welcome to my daily learning journal. My daily goal is to watch one Ted Talk and one cataract surgery. I also plan to read one journal article and read/listen to a book chapter, short story or significant work.

Here’s today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – JayaShri Maathaa: A magical mantra for nurturing a blissful life. “As the coronavirus pandemic raged in her native Sri Lanka, monk JayaShri Maathaa had a thought: two magical words that planted something beautiful in her mind and blossomed into a whole new way of being. She shares how this mantra transformed her life — and the surprising ways gratitude can invite bliss, joy and harmony between yourself and all that surrounds you.” (

2. Cataract Surgery – Jeb Ong MD – Dense white cataract with anterior capsular phimosis (Instagram). Nice technique, Jeb!

3. AAO 2020 Virtual On-Demand – GLA01V_GLA02V_GLA03V: Glaucoma in the Digital Age–Diagnostics/Visual Fields. First 2 talks. Nice technology on Virtual Reality (VR) visual fields and OCTs on blood flow for enhanced glaucoma monitoring.

4. Book Chapter – Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. Chapter 24, “Hydraulic Engineer.”

5. HBR Ideacast Episode 767 – How Jeff Bezos Built One of the World’s Most Valuable Companies. “Sunil Gupta, Harvard Business School professor, has spent years studying successful digital strategies, companies, and leaders, and he’s made Amazon and its legendary CEO Jeff Bezos a particular areas of focus. Drawing on his own in-depth research and other sources, including a new collection of Bezos’ own writing, “Invent and Wander,” Gupta explains how Amazon has upended traditional corporate strategy by diversifying into multiple products serving many end users instead of focusing more narrowly. He says that Bezos’s obsession with the customer and insistence on long-term thinking are approaches that other companies and senior executives should emulate.”

This is an insightful interview. A roadmap on Jeff Bezos’ vision, the future Amazon, and constant disruption.

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