In Seth Godin's podcast Akimbo, he discusses the concept of being supple, or being resilient in a changing world. In the subsequent episode, he answers listener questions about the previous week. A filmmaker asks what he should do, given that much of the creation of pictures and videos has shifted away from experienced professionals to … Continue reading Redefining “better”
Write your mission statement
I've previously written about using mission statements as a clear declaration of your goals. While there are different formats for capturing this concept - guiding principles, core values, vision statements - they all allow you to refer to your true goal and redirect yourself when you start to drift. The important thing is to have … Continue reading Write your mission statement
Goal vs game
There's a repeating conversation that goes like this: "Hey, did you know that we can charge extra for [fill in something that customers don't really want]?""Yeah, but wouldn't that be taking advantage of our customers? ""Well, maybe a little bit, but it will make us more money. And we need to make money to stay … Continue reading Goal vs game
How do we manifest the checklist?
I did two things last week which at first seemed unrelated. First, I finished reading the book The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. Second, I attended a roundtable discussion on the topic of utilization management, with a focus on the history and use of pre-authorization. In The Checklist Manifesto, Gawande describes his quest to increase … Continue reading How do we manifest the checklist?
The Problem with Terminators
In the movie The Terminator, Reese, the bodyguard from the future, talks about how the machines took over: "Defense network computers. New... powerful... hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. Then it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the … Continue reading The Problem with Terminators
Easy and impactful
At an AI-in-healthcare discussion event, someone asked a question - what opportunities are there for AI in healthcare? That's a very broad question and one that each person or company entering the healthcare AI business is going to have to answer for themselves. Perhaps a more interesting question is, once you have some opportunities in mind, … Continue reading Easy and impactful
If you’re asking if AI will replace radiologists, you’re asking the wrong question
There are two ways to make certain that you will get people to click on your article in the radiology world right now - either write that AI is going to replace radiologists, or argue that AI will absolutely, certainly not replace radiologists. It's easy to see why either of these positions are so eagerly … Continue reading If you’re asking if AI will replace radiologists, you’re asking the wrong question