Presidential candidate Andrew Yang portended an ominous future in the recent debate. Forget about the immigration threat to American jobs, automation is here to stay. More experts are needed to implement automation tools. Great video here showing how one worker has survived workforce disruption in the Dominican Republic by staying ahead of the curve.
My family is grateful for the loving support of family, friends, colleagues, and many strangers. Some of the best tips we received in this cancer journey were from Uber and Lyft drivers.
Many caregivers are children of patients. It’s difficult to begin journeys into the unknown. Life can blossom or be gone in the blink of an eye. A mid-career disruption also impacts every other aspect of your life, especially if you are coming a long way to Houston. Along with its world-class medical facilities, Houston’s accessibility is its greatest asset. There are flights to most parts of the world.
Nonetheless, Houston is a rugged town with marginal infrastructure and poor mass transit. The weather is muggy and it’s not walkable beyond parks and recreational areas. Air conditioning and hints of Southern hospitality keep hope alive. If you are into sports, Houston is a mecca. If you are into sustainability and music, Austin is just 3 hours away by car. The coasts are just 4 hours by flight. Getting away is the most important thing for visiting patients and caregivers who get occasional respite during treatment.
Cancer treatment alone won’t ensure the survival of your loved one. Everything else matters, too. MD Anderson sets up caregivers well to provide the best possible care. Here are some tips from my MD Anderson experience.
A recent talk shared by entrepreneur friend Ted Katagi in Tokyo. Good tips for anyone who’s new to Japan or has a desire to live there.
The current wave of gun violence ends when the love for our children overwhelms our love for capitalism. The gaming industry, the tech industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the gun industry (the list goes on) hold our children, hostage, as kids struggle to become decent human beings.
When moral leadership (ie., from POTUS) disappears at the most opportune times, American society struggles to heal and recover. Common decency, compassionate parenting, and moral education are expected to come from parents as they filter out a harmful society. When the government doesn’t filter right from wrong by giving industries free reign, parents have to work extra hard to keep kids safe otherwise the worst of the litter, racist computer gamers under the influence of chemicals will run amok. Brains are being hardwired for violence irrespective of the parenting.
Why can’t industries be regulated much better to reduce the scourge of sick youth? It’s incredibly easy to trace troublemakers online. Why are we giving them (and their parents) free reign?
From a bigger picture, how do we restore empathy and rid this great nation of the bullies and toxic industries tormenting our children? The problem is much bigger than gun control.