Most days of the year are unremarkable.
They begin, and they end, with no lasting memories made in between.
Most days have no impact on the course of a life.
- Narrator, 500 Days of Summer (2009)
Monday, September 10th, 2001, was an unremarkable day. It began, and it ended…
18x All-Star. 11x All-NBA First Team.
9x All-NBA Defensive First Team.
5x NBA Champion. 4x All-Star MVP.
2x Finals MVP. 2x scoring champion.
2008 MVP. 1997 Slam Dunk champion.
2x Olympic men’s basketball gold medalist.
Oh, and an Academy Award after retiring.
12 April 2013: Kobe tore his Achilles tendon.
You need much thicker skin. Ironic, yes, given the topic.
Helping the vulnerable demands the strongest armor.
Cultivate an attitude of utter indifference to criticism.
First of all: practice radical, transformational self-care.
You must wear your own oxygen mask first and foremost.
This should be obvious, but altruists are sadists…
And God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light.
(Holy Bible, New International Version; Genesis 1:3)
Six years ago. September 2013. Glen Oaks, Queens. New York, United States.
Discharged from my second stint at Zucker Hillside Hospital.
Zucker was part of North Shore Long Island Jewish (NSLIJ) Medical…
- attended America’s #1 public high school
- earned 3 degrees working 4 jobs in 5 years
- recruited from a non-target state school into
Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm
- advised Fortune 500s (Ralph Lauren, Moody’s,
Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia, Pfizer, etc.) as the youngest
member of ACN’s then-new 2013 digital practice
- serial entrepreneur, strategist, writer…
Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem (Arabic, translated:)
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
Assalamu alaykum! Ramadan Mubarak Ummah! Allahu Akbar.
(“Peace be with you! Ramadan Blessings, Nation! God is Greater.”)
The sultan of the eleven nobles is finally here. We bear witness yet again to the best…