This morning began with Ted Koppel – not a workers’ comp expert, but a terrific speaker and highly entertaining. So, while listening to Mr Koppel, a few things worthy of note are coming to mind.
First, while my original thought was this was, while fun and interesting, pretty much a filler, I have to say that was short-sighted.
We workers comp folks spend far too much time navel-gazing, and the chance to engage, really engage, with a very thoughtful, highly experience, and deep thinker was valuable indeed. Topics addressed included India, Pakistan, the energy infrastructure, Edward Snowden, Putin, Nixon at the Great Wall and where to find good sources for information (Mr Koppel’s favorite is John Oliver’s This Week Tonight on HBO – and yes, it is for the news content, not just the terrific delivery).
While Mr Koppel was impressive, what was perhaps more impressive was the depth and interest level of his questioners.
Kudos to each and every one who posed a question – you enriched the experience for all of us.
What does this mean for you?
It’s not about the urgent; it’s about the important. Look up, read, listen, and not just to those who think just like you.