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by jantzl on August 6, 2020

Today I was talking with a mentor about our mission. Sometimes when I talk about what we are doing, imposter syndrome kicks in and I sound unenthusiastic and monotone - or maybe what’s really going on, my own uncertainty, comes through. But today, he asked why I talk about “physician wellness” and I was startled by my own burst of energy and emotional response. He genuinely didn’t know - and ...

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by jantzl on July 30, 2020

I was listening to this old NPR interview of one of my business heroes Yvon Chouinard The focus of the interview is on how Patagonia wants you to buy less, so they create a high quality lifetime product with replaceable parts. You don’t need to continue to buy from them year after year. Because of the high quality and ...

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by jantzl on July 23, 2020

We read about and think about physician wellness. And we have learned that there are many facets and factors including systemic issues, institutional practices, group dynamics, required tools and tasks, and personal care and advocacy. As a company, we look for ways to influence the larger issues and support individuals on a personal level but our primary ability to make a difference is in ...

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by jantzl on July 16, 2020

A post is long overdue and I have delayed posting because I couldn’t see moving forward without acknowledging Black Lives Matter. And I didn’t know what to write.

On the one hand I feel a little ashamed only just posting now.

On the other hand I see some positives, at least these are what I’m telling myself: Better late than never. The conversation must continue and continue to be ...

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by jantzl on May 26, 2020

Long ago, you may not even remember the 1980s, when you bought a computer, you had to buy all of your components from the same brand. If your computer had a really fast processor but that company did a really bad job of making keyboards, you were stuck with it, at least for a little while. And maybe that wasn’t so bad, your computer was as fast as you wanted it to be and if you had to ...

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