Impending Death of Hospitals Philosophy

Luck

November 6, 2008

I’m fascinated by the role that luck plays in success.  For a good background on this topic, read Nessim Nicholas Taleb’s Black Swan, or even better, his Fooled by Randomness.

But I’m even more interested in those who simply rely on luck for their success:  That’s just plain stupid.

Yet it’s what most hospital-based groups do.  They think that just because they have been practicing at their faciliity for x number of years, that years x + 1 though infinity are in the bag.

There’s lots that you can do to load the dice if you take the time, and make the effort, to strategize and implement your own future.

Sure, Woody Allen quipped that 80% of success is showing up.  Even if that’s so, that other 20% is up to you.  And that other 20% requires thorough preparation and positioning.

Comment or contact me if you’d like to discuss this post.

Mark F. Weiss

www.weisspc.com

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