In 1973 the late Oliver Sachs, a professor of clinical neurology at the Albert Einstein Medical School wrote a fascinating book called Awakenings. In his book Sachs chronicled his experience with dozens of victims of a 1920’s epidemic of sleeping sickness. In each case, the person was “switched off” from real living. Apathetic, dull and […]

Seeking meaning, not money

A few days ago there was a mind-boggling story in the sports section of the New York Times.  The story was more about a player’s core values than about a franchise’s value core.  David West, a 35 year old basketball player walked away from a 12.5 million dollar player option with the Indiana Pacers and […]