On Travel: The Duality of Cities

I think cities are one of the most interesting places in the world to travel to.  To the average person, that’s a pretty obvious statement.  “Cities are where the interesting thing happen,” one might think.  But for me, traveling to cities is more than simply a function of having more activities to keep a trip interesting.  If that were the case, I’d rather stay home where I know where all the interesting activities are taking place rather than travel across to some distant place only to realize that I’m not at all aware of the social scene there.

No, traveling to cities is great because they present for me the greatest juxtaposition of humanity.  On one hand we have the towering skyscrapers that hang over many downtowns and skylines.  On the other there is the slums, the skid rows, the unmentionables.  In between those extremes there is everything, from small suburb within a city type areas to centres where culture and art flourish.

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Resurrection! Less than a month to graduation…

Desertscape of the UAE

A Return to Civilization

Less than one month to graduation, and I think it’s time to finally resurrect this blog.  Back to Basics is being resurrected as “Reframing the Framework” v2 (Reframing the Framework was also the name of my blog on the USC Marshall School of Business Admissions Blog).  I’m particularly excited as I think this avenue is going to give me an outlet to express thoughts that are not necessarily related to business school or USC.  Guess I’m back to blogging about my existentialist thoughts, philosophical ramblings, random travels, and the like.  Looking forward to being back!

ACA and the Healthcare Provider – What’s Next?

As the Affordable Care Act continues it’s path of implementation, healthcare providers are left wondering: “What’s next?”  Facing shrinking revenues due to falling reimbursement rates from payers and increasing costs due to increasingly advanced technology & medicines being brought to bear, what can providers do to stem the squeezing and stay profitable?

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