Protecting Sight #190: How to build a business that lasts 100 years & Level 5 leadership. Ruptured posterior capsule recovery, bimatoprost glaucoma implants, and phaco tips.

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 – Martin Reeves: How to build a business that lasts 100 years. “If you want to build a business that lasts, there may be no better place to look for inspiration than your own immune system. Join strategist Martin Reeves as he shares startling statistics about shrinking corporate life spans and explains how executives can apply six principles from living organisms to build resilient businesses that flourish in the face of change.” (

I enjoyed Reeves’ analogy between the immune system and resilient companies. If you enjoy this Ted Talk, I’d also recommend Jim Collins book, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t. And I love Collins’ description of Level 5 Leaders in the book (See also this January 2001 Harvard Business Review article “Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve.”)

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – Ruptured Posterior Capsule Recovery. Dr. Devgan writes in part, “All surgeons will encounter cataract cases like this where a combination of many factors, including patient anatomy, will result in a ruptured posterior capsule. The key is to recognize it instantly and then react to prevent further issues. The result is a beautiful outcome.” Great case and filled with pearls.

3. EyeNet (December 2020) – Bimatoprost Implant: What Role Will It Play in Glaucoma Management? An overview of the new bimatoprost implant. Plus, tips and insights for its use from three experts. Web Extra: Several case studies.

4. Mackool, Richard J. Phaco Tips: The First Ten Years (2002).

Reviewed phaco tips #81-100. Phaco Tips is filled with timeless surgical pearls.

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