Protecting Sight #327: What can we learn from shortcuts? Phaco chop positioning & Neurocysticercosis. Rest in Peace, David Swensen. #YaleModel

Welcome to my daily learning journal. Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Tom Hulme: What can we learn from shortcuts? “How do you build a product people really want? Allow consumers to be a part of the process. “Empathy for what your customers want is probably the biggest leading indicator of business success,” says designer Tom Hulme. In this short talk, Hulme lays out three insightful examples of the intersection of design and user experience, where people have developed their own desire paths out of necessity. Once you know how to spot them, you’ll start noticing them everywhere.” (

An insightful talk. Worth a listen. (7 minutes)

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1095: Where to place the chopper. Excellent pearls.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Neurocysticercosis.

Dr. Lee’s 450+ neuro-ophthalmology reviews are perfect for lifelong learning.

4. David Swensen’s Approach to Endowment Management, Asset Allocation, & Market Timing. (YouTube)

David Swensen, Yale’s Chief Investment Officer, often spoke at alumni events on the Yale endowment, asset allocation, and market timing. I became intrigued by asset allocation after hearing his 2008 talk, and in December 2010 implemented his suggested allocation for individual investors. His lecture is filled with pearls and insights.

His wisdom changed my life.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Swensen. The Yale Model and Swensen Approach will benefit generations of students & scholars, the country, and world.

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