• The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya
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    The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya

    A cold January day of 2005, I took one of my most important drives of my life. I was on this road in upstate New York, trying to find this old factory. The day before, I received a flyer in the mail that said, “Fully equipped yogurt plant for sale.” I threw it in the garbage can. And 20 minutes later, I picked it up and called the number. The plant was 85 years old, and it was closing. So I decided to go see it. At this time, I wasn’t sure where this road or my life was going. I owned a small cheese shop but really hated business.…

  • The agony of opioid withdrawal — and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder
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    The agony of opioid withdrawal — and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder

    “How much pain medication are you taking?” That was the very routine question that changed my life. It was July 2015, about two months after I nearly lost my foot in a serious motorcycle accident. So I was back in my orthopedic surgeon’s office for yet another follow-up appointment. I looked at my wife, Sadiye; we did some calculating. “About 115 milligrams oxycodone,” I responded. “Maybe more.” I was nonchalant, having given this information to many doctors many times before, but this time was different. My doctor turned serious and he looked at me and said, “Travis, that’s a lot of opioids. You need to think about getting off the…

  • Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? | Jon Jandai | TEDxDoiSuthep
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    Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? | Jon Jandai | TEDxDoiSuthep

    Translator: Jelena Vukovic Reviewer: Ivana Korom There is one phrase that I have always wanted to say to everyone in my life. That phrase is “Life is easy.” It’s so easy and fun. I never thought like that before. When I was in Bangkok, I felt like life is very hard, very complicated. I was born in a poor village on the Northeastern of Thailand And when I was a kid, everything was fun and easy, but when the TV came, many people came to the village, they said, “You are poor, you need to chase success in your life. You need to go to Bangkok to pursue success in…