Protecting Sight #328: The skill of self confidence. Phaco, ECCE, & visual variant of Alzheimers. Richer, wiser, happier … the financial genius of Sir John Templeton & The Elihu Club.

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

1. Ted Talk – The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU.

This TedxTalk was in my YouTube feed. Superb and filled with life lessons. Easily a top 20 and with 21+ million YouTube views (Does not show up on main Ted pages).

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD – 1096: converting from phaco to ECCE. Excellent pearls.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Visual variant of Alzheimer’s.

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

4. William Green, Richer, Wiser, Happier. Chapter 2 , “The Willingness to Be Lonely” (Sir John Templeton, Yale 1934)

I continue to be fascinated by William Green’s book of the world’s greatest investors. In Chapter 2, Green writes of Sir John Templeton. Templeton worked his way through Yale (his father could not afford to give him even $1 towards his education), graduated near the top of his class, and was a member of the Elihu Club (1934). I was reminded of a copy of Recollections of Elihu (1903-1963) which I picked up from an online bookseller many years ago. There are two entries from 1934 delegation members which describe their time together in the elite, landed secret society. Surely, Templeton is the “financial genius” which one classmate refers to among the jolly lot.

Yale history buffs and “175 Elm” members may be interested in another Elihu Club memorabilia collection. In 2014, I donated the Henry Roe Cloud papers to Yale’s Manuscripts & Archives Library. Henry Roe Cloud, a Ho-Chunk Native American & member of the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska, is the first known Native American to graduate from Yale College (BA 1910, MA 1914).  The collection includes his Yale degrees, private papers, numerous photos (including his Elihu Club delegation photo), and the original manuscript of his famous 1915 essay, “From Wigwam to Pulpit: A Red Man’s Own Story of His Progress from Dark to Light.”  (See Ravi D. Goel Collection on Henry Roe Cloud (MS 2008). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. (blog post))

Elihu Club Delegation of 1910. Ravi D Goel collection on Henry Roe Cloud, Yale Manuscripts & Archives.

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