Protecting Sight #274: How not to take things personally. Suturing techniques, Oculomotor nerve palsy, & ergonomics for the ophthalmic surgeon. Hedge funds, SPACs, chocolate, & efficient asset allocation.

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 – Frederik Imbo – How not to take things personally? “Frederik Imbo studied theatre at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and has acted in lots of television series. He founded Imboorling and now has over 15 years’ experience in stimulating and supporting people. With the aim of improving their communication skills Frederik gives presentations, workshops, training courses and personal coaching sessions to anyone prepared to make their two ears available.” (TEDxMechelen)

Good Ted Talk and with 5+ million views.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1042: you must practice suturing!

Excellent pearls.

3A. Andrew Lee MD – Cranial Nerve 3 (CN III) Palsy

Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are around 5 minutes and filled with high-yield pearls.

3B. Posture Perfect: Ergonomics for the Ophthalmic Surgeon (AAO One Network) “In this video, Dr. Samaresh Srivastava and colleagues explain why ergonomics is important for the ophthalmic surgeon. Surgeons should take time to learn how to best seat themselves in the operating room and to use the microscope appropriately. Failing to do so will often result in neck and back issues that will limit their ability to help patients.”

This is a superb video for all ophthalmic surgeons! Wonderful pearls on ergonomics and muscoloskeletal stress relief.

4. TIP340: HEDGE FUNDS, SPACS, AND CHOCOLATE W/ JASON KARP. “In today’s show, Trey Lockerbie is joined by Jason Karp. Jason has had an incredible career, starting as a quant at major hedge funds like SAC Capital, under billionaire Steve Cohen, as well as Carlson Capital, where he became the Co-Chief Investment Officer. He then moved on to start his own fund, Tourbillon Capital, which at its peak managed over $4 Billion in AUM.”

This episode has numerous jump-back moments. Jason Karp recounted a conversation with a mentor who said, “Jason, I’ve been to the top of the mountain, and there’s nothing to see.” 

Filled with insights, candor, and humility.

5. Tax-efficient fund placement (Bogleheads) – This is the most important tax-efficient portfolio allocation graphic I’ve ever come across. As stated on the Bogleheads wiki, “This article describes how to minimize taxes through appropriate placement of investments in tax-deferred or taxable (pay taxes now) accounts.”

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