Live as if you would die tomorrow, learn as if you would live forever - Gandhi
Om Malik today shared some insightful lessons today in GigaOM. Simplify, empower others, live healthier and give of yourself are among his major themes. I encourage you to read the article.
A year ago today Om suffered a heart attack that changed his life. He was treated at my employer, UCSF. Since then, Om has become more mindful, is living healthier and has simplified his approach to living and working.
Om's article includes important lessons that can be applied to your personal or business life:
Lesson #1: Set simple goalsLesson#2: Binary choices help make better decisionsLesson #3: Simplification through eliminationLesson#4: In your team you should trust
He concludes the article with an appeal to help his favorite charity – UCSF.
Last month, Om gave me some advice on how we could help his readers learn how to become heart healthier via the web. So my Public Affairs team at UCSF (with help from the UCSF Medical Center web team) created a heart attack prevention tips page to support Om in his effort to raise awareness of (and funding for) UCSF. In today's article Om encourages readers to visit the page and "take a moment to check it out and see if you need to visit the doctor. Prevention, is much better than the cure."
Happy holidays and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!