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 is today’s list:
1. Ted Talk – Stefan Sagmeister: Things I’ve learned in my life so far. “Rockstar designer Stefan Sagmeister delivers a short, witty talk on life lessons, expressed through surprising modes of design (including … inflatable monkeys?).” (ted.com)
The sub-5 minute Ted talks are often filled with images, pearls, and life lessons.
2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1039: complete case: surgeon control.
Excellent technique and pearls.
3. Andrew Lee MD – Vitamins in Neuro-Ophthalmology.
Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are around 5 minutes and filled with high-yield pearls.
4. Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? “Thinking About Your Choice.”
I love Godin’s comment about the old American Dream — which I wrote about in a high school essay — and the New American Dream.
Godin writes of the New American Dream:
Make judgment calls
Connect people and ideas
I generally do not write or make notes in books. If I did, I would highlight almost every page of this book.