ICD-10: Healthcare’s Y2K?

Injured while crocheting? Hurt at the opera house? Dinged on the squash courts? From hidden perils to the most random brush with nature, when injuries strike in the future, there will be a code so specific to your injury it is almost comical.  Today, hospitals and doctors work with 18,000 codes, but that number is growing

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The Cash Flow of Business

One thing I learned starting a business is the government games all the numbers to make a business look like it’s making as much money as possible. That way the government can collect taxes at the highest rate as soon as possilbe. While I have no experience with large corporations that can lobby the government

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Inspirational Fight: Cancer Survivor Makes NY Giants Roster

I love a story about overcoming challenges.  They put life and the “possible” in perspective for all of us. One of my favorites involves a young football player whose story is still evolving today. The best overall college linebacker I have personally watched is Mark Herzlich. How good was he? Dominant. In 2008, his junior year, he

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The Difference Between Wisdom and Intelligence

“Intelligence is the ability to learn from your mistakes. Wisdom is the ability to learn from the mistakes of others.” – Anonymous I think about this quote often. I’m not sure if that is the exact definition of both words, but it is a powerful concept either way.  Let’s say the definition above is true. Intelligence

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Remembering 9-11 and the Man in the Red Bandana

This weekend is the 10 year anniversary of the most tragic day in my lifetime: September 11, 2001.  Like most, I will never forget where I was when it happened. I will never forget the chaos and the rumors that spread beyond the attacks on the Pentagon and Twin Towers. I remember the numb and

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HUG Away the Evil E’s

One of my pet peeves is people that point out a problem without offering a solution. Too many people get ahead in life nitpicking other people or things, without being able to do any better themselves. So, since I pointed out the Evil E’s (Ego, Envy, Entitlement) — behaviors that destroy teams and cultures — I better have

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The Evil E’s: Entitlement Defined

Now to the final Evil E: Entitlement. When something that was originally a positive in life becomes the norm, Entitlement happens.  It no longer adds value to your life if it happens, it’s just expected.  If it does not happen, you become sad, depressed or angry. Entitlement is actually very ingrained in human nature. Out of

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