I really enjoyed the negotiation exercises we had today. It was interesting to see the concept of negotiation broken down into such small pieces. The results of the Hamilton Estate case were intriguing. I managed to settle on buying the property for $45M, which I thought is a pretty good price. It was $15M less than my best alternative. Yes, it was slightly above the maximum value of the property today, but not too much. I thought I negotiated well and that I got a great deal; I am happy with it. It turns out though that that price is actually at just about the average at which the property was sold across the entire group. I was really surprised to hear that one person bought the property at $31.5M – that’s well below the best alternative option of the seller! I am not… Continue reading
Today we learned about communication barriers and benefits, and some tools that are useful in ensuring that communication between team members is the clearest it can be, such as the Call Back method. We learned to appreciate cultural and personal differences in communication through the domino formation game. While we reflected on the game in large groups, it occurred to me that we missed going over something really important: idioms. Idioms are so prevalent in our everyday life that they seem like a natural and obvious part of our message. But what we don’t realize is that many foreigners may not be familiar with these idioms. I, myself, am an immigrant who has lived in the US for the past 14 years and I still struggle with some of the idioms people use so natural, so frequently. Many of the idioms in the… Continue reading
Learning about the barriers to patient safety over the past year made overcoming them seems like such a daunting, impossible task. The magnitude of the task hasn’t changed, but after listening to everyone’s admirable accomplishments at the introductions this morning, I am much more confident we, as the future generation of providers, can collectively tackle the problem of patient safety. I am excited and honored to share this educational experience with such an accomplished group of people. Today has been a very educational session and I anticipate the rest of the camp to be nothing short of that.
I really enjoyed the small group break out session where we had to discuss the barriers and benefits of admitting errors to patients. I was intrigued by the stories my teammates brought from the clinic into the discussion. Some of them reinforced the tribal nature… Continue reading