Apologies for not posting anything these past two weeks. It has been a very busy time professionally.
Tomorrow Thursday April 26 I will be doing a reading from Immortal Bird at 6 pm in Book Passage at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. My previous reading at the Harvard bookstore in Cambridge on April 2 was well attended, including by several friends and supporters. One of these, the actor, director and author Alan Alda, greeted me by saying “Are you going to make us cry?” Another audience member asked me to compare my book to John Gunther’s Death be Not Proud, about which I will do a separate post. It was a moving experience, like all my readings thus far, and I continue to be surprised and gratified by the range of people who attend, the sensitive and intelligent questions they ask and the personal experiences they share.
Immortal Bird has just been named to the 2012 Disruptor Award Reading List of Noteworthy Books. The list, which honors Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, as Book of the Year, flows out of disruptive innovation theory. “The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards celebrates those whose ideas have broken the mold to create significant impact on the future of our world. Based on the studies of Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen and helmed by Tribeca’s Craig Hatkoff, the award recipients touch the world of business, technology, arts, entertainment and beyond.” Immortal Bird was honored for its impact on our thinking about health care.