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CBD Dialogue Pt.1

It is likely that you have never heard of the work of organic chemist Raphael Mechoulam, PhD. And that is because the research he was doing was illegal in the United States. Regardless, Raphael and his team we trying to figure out why people got “high” when they...

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Visions Lead Lives

The year was 1975, and I was one year away from high school graduation, and nine years away from my dream of becoming a dentist. My father’s red and white midlife-crisis-eight-miles-per-gallon Oldsmobile 442 had been sold due to the recent oil embargo and...

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All in a word.

The word ‘ideology’ is commonly used in the context of religion or politics. It refers to a set of operational beliefs. In other words, an ideology represents the way in which a person or group of people perceive and attempt to function in the world. Consequently, we...

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On leaving McDentistry

The year was 1975, and I was one year away from high school graduation, and nine years away from my dream of becoming a dentist. The local McDonalds was hiring due to a change in their business plan, and a new nation-wide trend: breakfast would be served. As a new...

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Whose Strange?

Jim Morrison was one conflicted cat. With an off-the-charts IQ, model looks, Sinatra-quality voice, and inner pain that he knew exactly how to express through poetry, he took the music scene by storm in 1967, after a couple of years maturation with his band The Doors....

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On Self-empathy

You have perhaps heard about the famous 1960’s experiment in psychology involving the “Marshmallow Kids,” in which a group a kids were confronted with a choice: they could eat one marshmallow now, or if they were willing to wait 15 minutes, they would be able to eat...

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Zero Sum?

Perspective is everything, particularly when it comes to working with others. Bring our biases and personal agendas into a relationship with a new patient, and the very nature of the relationship changes. Remain open-minded, and focused on THEIR agendas, THEIR biases...

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Its all a big game.

Game Theory is defined as “the branch of mathematics concerned with the analysis of strategies for dealing with competitive situations where the outcome of a participant's choice of action depends critically on the actions of other participants. Game theory has been...

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When is Tape not “good enough?”

Seth Godin shared the following on his blog today: ”I’m sitting on a black couch in the lobby of a nice theater. The couch is cracked and peeling, with seven strips of black gaffer’s tape holding it together. And you don’t have to be an interior geologist to see that...

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Do you have Cultural Goals?

Our practices and lives are works-in-process, and we have a choice with regard to how much we want to guide, lead, influence, and propagate that which we create. Setting values-driven goals, and then focusing on their attainment is the best way to achieve all of the...

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What is your culture?

Culture can be defined as a shared set of patterns of thinking…a set of shared assumptions and propositions that a group of people carry around in their minds. Hence, culture is the lens through which we see and interpret what is happening around us. So, every time we...

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Do you have a marketing problem?

We have a ‘marketing problem’ when: “There are people who would benefit from your work who aren’t engaging with you. There’s a change you seek to make in the culture, but it’s not happening. You’re having difficulty persuading other people of your point of view. The...

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