Weekend Reading, Watching and Listening Recommendations [April 15, 2022]
How Japan Built Cities Where You Could Send Your Toddler on an Errand; The IPCC’s Latest Report is Full of Suspense; 6 Levels Down Finding the Real Experts in an Organization; The Life of Paul Farmer
Read: How Japan Built Cities Where You Could Send Your Toddler on an Errand [via Slate]
Read: Reasons for Concern: The IPCC’s latest report, with warnings for supply chains and food security, may be the most suspense-filled document in human history. [via the New York Review of Books]
Listen: Six Levels Down: Often the real experts in organizations, the ones who really know the systems and how to fix problems, are 6 levels down from the top. There is a real opportunity in finding these people. Athen Health did exactly that setting up a business based on the labyrinth and arcane of rules of medical billing [with Michael Lewis]
Watch: Bending the Arc on Netflix. The life of the remarkable Paul Farmer [and his organization Partners in Health] and how they revolutionized healthcare for the poor, beating back the ravages of the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS and multi-drug resistant TB. Reminds us how dogged, determined individuals can change the world.