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Creativity

“Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.” – John Cleese.

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It is easy to be great

“The consistent work enhanced my act. I learned a lesson: It was easy to be great. Every entertainer has a night when everything is clicking. These nights are accidental and statistical: Like lucky cards in poker, you can count on them occurring over time. What was hard was to be good, consistently good, night after […]

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Quotation of the Day

“Where there is no Standard there can be no Improvement” – Taiichi Ohno

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Quotation of the Day

I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous. — Old Proverb

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Healthcare Economist Off

The Healthcare Economist is taking a one week vacation to Maui.  Posting will resume Monday July 9.

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Be right back…

The Healthcare Economist is taking a vacation to Sweden and Spain over the next week and a half.  Blog posting will resume by Monday, September 12.

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Can searching for aliens improve breast cancer detection?

The answer is yes. Project Phoenix is the name of the SETI Institute’s research project to search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Project Phoenix uses the world’s largest telescopes (40 to 300 meters in diameter) to scrutinize the vicinities of nearby, sun-like stars. Moffitt researcher John J. Heine, Ph.D., adapted signal detection computer algorithms developed at the […]

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Quotation of the Day

“Getting into a new field of physics is like reading a Russian novel. There are a lot of names to cope with, and at first you wonder who’s who.” – Kenneth W. Ford, The Quantum World.

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On Corruption: Quotation of the Day

“Outside my study window in London stood an old hawthorn tree enveloped in a massive growth of ivy.  Over the years the tree had become an ivy bush in the shape of a hawthorn tree and I saw it as an image of what corruptions does to a country.  Mobutu’s rule in Zaire seemed like […]

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Quotation of the Day

“And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore.  If you are a brave man you will do nothing: if you are fearful you may do much, for none but cowards have ned to prove their bravery. Some will tell you […]

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