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Vivek Murthy, MD, who served as the 19th U.S. Surgeon General, and someone whose life and work have made a great impression on me, wrote, in this Harvard Business Review article, about his family’s experience after Hurricane Andrew: “Looking today at so many other places around the world ravaged by disasters of all kinds, I think about how often tragedy brings us together—and how fleeting that connection often is."

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In my blog post titled "Can Meetings Help Alleviate a Major Healthcare Epidemic?"—included alongside this article in the November 2017 edition of the Friday With Joan newsletter—I noted the research the MPI Foundation did in the ’90s about why people attend corporate and association meetings...

Women Won't Have Equality for 100 Years (via @BBCNews) @meetingsmeanbiz @destintl #eventprofs

When Meetings and Politics Collide Part 2 @hsmai @destintl @mpi @pcmahq #eventprofs

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United Nations Handbook for a Responsible Tourist (via TravelTourism)

Chef José Andrés Has Served Nearly 1.5 Million Meals to Hungry Puerto Ricans (via NPR)

Vivek Murthy Offers 4 Steps to Help End the Nation’s Loneliness Epidemic (via FierceHealthcare)

Leadershift: Take the Workplace From Loneliness to Friendliness (via Central Penn Business Journal)

Planning for Contingencies: Site Selection to Contracting
Never in my life has writing about contingencies and contracts been so difficult! So many recent events—earthquakes in Mexico, more...

Why Can’t We All Just Meet AND Get Along?
Before we get to the subject of this blog and the Sept. 2017 edition of Friday With Joan, there are some pressing issues to...
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