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Five Ideas a Day

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(Photo by Bobby Goodlatte) 

During the summer of 2013, I read “Choose Yourself” by James Altucher. Throughout the book, he shared techniques on how to build a better “idea muscle” or to become an “idea machine”. The one technique that has stuck with me the most has been writing ideas down every day. In the book, Altucher recommends coming up with 10 ideas a day, but I’ve found that to be quite a challenge so instead I’ve been trying to write at least 5 ideas per day.

I found the technique difficult at first, but as soon as I got the hang of it I’ve been telling my friends about the technique. And of course, I had to recommend the book as well ;). It’s been quite entertaining as some of my friends have started to talk about their crazy ideas.

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Dr. Denton Cooley, ’41, named most innovative surgeon alive
Dr. Denton Cooley ranked No. 1 by the Healthcare Administration Degree Programs for his groundbreaking work in cardiovascular surgery. Dr. Cooley performed the first successful human heart transplant in the U.S. and the first completely artificial heart implant. Since that time, Cooley and his team have performed more than 100,000 heart surgeries. In 1984, Ronald Reagan awarded Cooley the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.Read more from the Houston Business Journal.

Related:Longhorn Legend: Denton A. Cooley, M.D.Image credit: Eric Kayne/HBJ

utaustin:

Dr. Denton Cooley, ’41, named most innovative surgeon alive

Dr. Denton Cooley ranked No. 1 by the Healthcare Administration Degree Programs for his groundbreaking work in cardiovascular surgery. Dr. Cooley performed the first successful human heart transplant in the U.S. and the first completely artificial heart implant. Since that time, Cooley and his team have performed more than 100,000 heart surgeries. In 1984, Ronald Reagan awarded Cooley the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

Read more from the Houston Business Journal.


Related:
Longhorn Legend: Denton A. Cooley, M.D.

Image credit: Eric Kayne/HBJ

One of my favorite interviews from Kevin Rose’s Foundation series. I didn’t get a chance to see this in person during SXSWi, but I did walk right past Kevin after he left the Serendipity panel. 

Biggest regret of 2013 SXSW? 

Not saying hi to Kevin Rose..