I have a penchant for the pithy aphorism,the financial factoid, and theodd observation that, taken by itself,either can't or shouldn't be expandedto a whole column. But these thingsaccumulate in my file until I hear amuted rumbling that warns me we areapproaching critical mass. Then it's timeto act in the hope that 1 or more ofthese little darlings will resonate withsomeone out there and illuminate theirday. To abuse poor Shakespeare yetagain, let's have at and unleash thedogs ofâ€¦whatever.
In conclusion, as President Reaganused to say whenever he had nothingelse to say, "Well, there you go."
Jeff Brown, MD, CPE, a partneron the Stanford Graduate Schoolof Business Alumni ConsultingTeam, teaches in the StanfordSchool of Medicine Family PracticeProgram. He welcomes questionsor comments at email@example.com.