Christopher Rowland, a reporter at the Boston Globe, has a story about my blog in today's paper. We had a nice talk about it a few days ago. Mr. Rowland, while an excellent reporter, left out a key quote as to why I started the blog: "It was to have a dialog with people about issues of importance without the interference of reporters and editors." :)
Seriously, I like the story . . . and, more importantly, I really do appreciate the difficulty for reporters and editors in making sense of complicated issues in health care. Isn't it interesting, though, that this blogging topic is newsworthy enough to be put in the newspaper? For hundreds of thousands of people, a blog is just a blog and no big deal, but as noted when I started this experiment, among CEOs it remains rare. Thanks to the Globe for printing the story. Maybe some of my colleagues will join in with their own blog, or at least reply to some of my postings: Hey guys and gals, you can do that anonymously, so you can say all those things you REALLY want to say, but where you don't want attribution . . . . :)
If you are just joining this site as a result of Mr. Rowland's story, please read on and write back.