Just Read: Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo, by Nicholas Carlson

Just Read: Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo, by Nicholas Carlson

As with a previous work on the birth of Twitter (see: Now Reading: Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal), I like the story, and some of the insights on leadership and innovation.

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Just Read: Health Effects of the London Bicycle Sharing System (but does it improve health…)

Just Read: Health Effects of the London Bicycle Sharing System (but does it improve health...)

Bikesharing is a great example of technology used in social innovation. It doesn’t require each individual to be technically inclined, but uses technology to make something basic available to a population, hopefully in a health promoting way.

This is a health impact modelling study, which uses computerized models + assumptions + data to understand the London bicycling sharing (they call it “cycle hire”) system’s impact on disability adjusted life years (DALYs). In my opinion this is a good measure and very “UK” – much more societally focused than what we typically examine in the United States. Continue reading→

Quoted in “How to Do Walking Meetings Right” – Harvard Business Review

Quoted in "How to Do Walking Meetings Right" - Harvard Business Review

New research finds creativity benefits. Source: How to Do Walking Meetings Right – HBR, thanks to lead author Russell Clayton (@ProfessorRWC) for including a bit of my experience in the piece. The walking meeting revolution continues… Similar Posts: #WalkingMeetings – story coming to your local CBS Station Best.Walking.Meetings.Ever (to date) Walking is the new Golf … Continue reading Quoted in “How to Do Walking Meetings Right” – Harvard Business Review

Just Read: Bike sharing: review of evidence on impacts including health and equity

Just Read: Bike sharing: review of evidence on impacts including health and equity

This is an evidence review of the impact of Bike sharing, which is now a generally-loved phenomenon in 800 cities with a fleet of over 900,000 bicycles, including our system in Washington, DC, Capital Bikeshare (@bikeshare). I think loved in DC both because of the application of technology to support a healthier society and availability of open data to the community to study the impacts. Continue reading→

Just Read: Patient & Family Health Care Leadership: A Resource Compendium from the National Academy of Medicine

Just Read: Patient & Family Health Care Leadership: A Resource Compendium from the National Academy of Medicine

So you would like to learn about patient and family health care leadership, where it’s happening and what the results are (and why wouldn’t you, I always want to). This compendium has just been published as a body of work of the participants in the Patient & Family Health Care Leadership Network convened by the … Continue reading Just Read: Patient & Family Health Care Leadership: A Resource Compendium from the National Academy of Medicine

Just Read: Becoming Steve Jobs, The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Just Read: Becoming Steve Jobs, The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Great read about leadership and the uniquenes of one person, and also an insight into the commonalities of people born into the baby boomer generation that Steve was a part of.

We can learn as much, if not more, from failure, from promising paths that turn into dead ends. The vision, understanding, patience, and wisdom that informed Steve’s last decade were forged in the trials of these intervening years.

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Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees

Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees

It’s an easy read – three paragraphs that change the face of LGBTQ Health in the United States forever. Love continues to win More info here. Similar Posts: Photo Friday: Our generation is changing everything for people who are LGB and Transgender Photo Friday: Love Park, Philadelphia, where there’s now more love Allies Need Allies: … Continue reading Just Read: FEHB Coverage Letter ending discrimination for transgender federal employees