The Philosopher’s Corner

This month's philosopher: David Kibbe, WG'80
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David-Kibbe-Photo.gifLife Lessons:

  • If I knew then what I know now, I would have:
    …asserted more assertive and radical leadership to effect change and improvement in healthcare given its complexities and economic self-interest.
  • If I knew then what I know now, I would not have:
    …tried to effectuate change and improvement in traditional healthcare settings where there was satisfaction with the status quo.

Favorite Quotes:

  1. “Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good!” ~ Voltaire
  2. “God is in the details (and details are good!)” ~ Gustave Flaubert
  3. “Providers are income maximizers!” ~ Bob Zelten, WG’79
  4. “If a team can’t be fed by two pizzas, then it’s too big.”
    ~ Jeff Bezos (Amazon Team off-site earlier in his company’s development)

Recommended Reading:

  • The Advantage by Patrick Lencione
  • The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge
  • God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life by Tim and Kathy Keller
  • Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren
  • Food: a Love Story by Jim Gaffigan


Contact David at: 
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