https://youtu.be/sQB2NjhJHvY In a new Apple commercial a young boy goes through his day with an iPad Pro doing a variety of things. At the end of the ad his mother passes by and asks, “what are you doing on your computer?” He replies, “what’s a computer?” It raises interesting questions about where we see our workspace. Poignant in its own way. The computer ... Continue Reading about Workspace Evolution: What’s a Computer?
About a year ago I started writing more seriously on my iPad. For a long time I had swore that it wouldn't be possible. I grew up writing around a ritualistic space that involved the hum of a hard drive anchored to a desk running Microsoft Word. How my writing evolved on to the iPad Pro How did I make the move from a traditional computer to the iPad Pro? Here’s the ... Continue Reading about How the iPad Pro Changed How I Write
Media creation is underestimated in education. You only know what you can write, record or draw. As Seth Godin has suggested, 'how are you going to explain this to your cat?' (Maybe a bad example but you get the point). In the space of doctors creating (or modifying) stuff is Wikiproject Medicine. The brainchild of UCSF's Public Physician, Amin Azzam, Wikiproject ... Continue Reading about You Don’t Understand What You Can’t Draw
I met with a prominent doctor recently. He opened by joking that he wanted the assurance that what we were about to discuss would not make my blog. I told him I couldn't do that. He stopped laughing. I get what he was asking and I always respect confidentiality. But when you think about it, it's an absurd request. The reality is that every conversation changes ... Continue Reading about When We Talk You Change Me
It's a pretty regular question? Why am I drawn to write things here when I could be doing other things? Or better, 'where do you find the time?' I've always suggested that public thinking is how the world understands health professionals. More importantly writing is how I understand me. How can I afford not to shape my ideas? Seth Godin summed it up nicely here ... Continue Reading about Writing As Process or Product
As I suggested in 2014, we are seeing the rise of a creative class in medicine. These are health professionals hell bent on making, breaking, and bending healthcare. Enter Bon Ku and Joyce Lee in today's New York Times - Design Thinking for Doctors and Nurses. They see the world differently. More importantly they see the problems of medicine differently. Then they ... Continue Reading about Design and Medicine’s Creative Class