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Showing posts from October, 2010
"Your idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours alone. The more the idea is yours alone, the more freedom you have to do something really amazing. The more amazing, the more people will click with your idea. The more people click with your idea, the more it will change the world." (Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 2, 08-22-04)
This quote recently took its rightful place at the top of my "all-time great quotes" list:

"A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled." Sir Barnett Cocks (1907 - 1989)

We all need a map - a personal GPS - for avoiding that dark street.  Maybe this book can help.

Avoid Compliance Risks When Deciding How To Pay Employed Physicians

Wondering how to pay all those newly-employed physicians?  Stay away from methodologies based on charges or collections, says South Bend, IN attorney Bob Wade.

According to Wade, a much better and safer approach is a mixture of base salary - derived from major national surveys - and an at-risk component based on RVUs.

(Thanks to AIS's Health Business Daily for the heads-up.)

Because Life's Too Short To Live In Boring Houses!

From Jetson Green blog: construction of the first C3 Modular Home is underway in Chicago.  The brainchild of my friend Jeff Sommers and his firm Square Root Architecture + Design, the home offers numerous green elements such as Energy Star appliances, WaterSense fixtures, a mini-split HVAC system, multiple layers of insulation, high performance windows, and a solar thermal system.

Other features include;
"(An) exterior (featuring) a rainscreen application covered in reclaimed barn wood, fiber cement board, and painted metal siding.

The 2,000 square-foot home (has) four bedrooms and a private interior courtyard, which (draws) natural light into the interior.

Otherwise, C3 Modular will be built with FSC-certified wood framing, low-VOC finishes, paints, and sealants, and natural hickory and cork flooring. Also, six 50-gallon rain barrels will accumulate water for landscaping and garden use."Check out the photos.  Full disclosure: I've served as an informal strategic and f…