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The Patience Lesson Continues – Stockdale Paradox

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Jun 15, 2012

Yesterday started with good news as I got my blood work done at St Luke’s Physician Clinic in Cedar Rapids, the numbers all came back well above the point where I need a transfusion. Then Dr. Hosne Begum stopped in to say, “You’re Amazing!”   And then added, “And your wife is more amazing!”   I’d handled the fever well and despite being diagnosed with pneumonia through a CAT scan I still feel very good. 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, leukemia, Strategic Discipline, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stockdale Paradox, Mono Somy 7, Michelle Wick

Handling Disappointment? Apply The Stockdale Paradox

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Sun, Apr 8, 2012

Those of you who read A Lesson from Good To Great Stockdale Paradox – 3rd Biopsy Results know the results from my third biopsy were not what I’d hoped.  Thursday evening late I got more bad news about the results from my fourth biopsy.  What the doctors had hoped would happen, the good blood cells would return faster and denser than the leukemia did not occur.  In fact the mass in my bone marrow increased to 20%, however the Leukemia cells (blast) increased from 71% of the cells to 82%. 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Strategic Discipline, One Thing, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, The Inside Advantage, strategy, Stockdale Paradox, Mono Somy 7

A Lesson from Good To Great Stockdale Paradox – 3rd Biopsy Results

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Fri, Mar 30, 2012

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Topics: Good to Great, Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Customer Feedback, Employee Feedback, meeting rhythms, Stockdale Paradox

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