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, podcast, or significant work.
Here’s today’s list:
1. Ted Talk – Yochai Benkler: The new open-source economics. “Yochai Benkler explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization.” (ted.com)
This 2005 talk is superbly prescient.
2. Cataract Surgery – Dr. Neto Rosatelli – White Cataract Phaco Chop. Dr. Rosatelli uses the phaco probe to perform a small capsulorhexis. Great technique and filled with pearls.
3. Primary Sjögren’s syndrome and the eye. Bjordal, Oddbjørn et al. Survey of Ophthalmology, Volume 65, Issue 2, 119 – 132.
4. Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic. (1989). “Habit 6: Synergize.”
This book has been in our family for 30+ years and has my brother Al’s signature on the inner leaf. It’s one of those books I kept saying, “I’m going to read” and finally picked up last year. I read through Habit 5 and set aside again (All 7 Habits goes to about 320 pages). I attended a superb networking event this morning, and one attendee asked about leadership and networking books. As I ran upstairs to my book shelf to share favorites — Jim Collins’ Good to Great and Ken Jennings The Serving Leader among them — I saw Covey’s book with bookmark intact & filled with notes. This book is worth reading many times.
I have a free talk on Growing Your Practice Through Collaborative Partnerships in Practice. In the process of creating the talk, I studied a dozen+ favorite leadership books and podcasts. The resources and link to the talk are in a blog post here.
5. I was delighted to attend the Millennial Eye and Alcon Life Breakfast With the Experts session this morning. Topics including business tips for starting a practice, patient communication, advanced technologies, industry relationships, reputation management, and more.