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Trudeau Doesn’t Buy Trump’s Bluster

Trudeau Doesn’t Buy Trump’s Bluster By Leonard Zwelling The angriest I think I saw Ron DePinho get was when he called me and the President and Vice President of the Faculty Senate into his office to castigate us about the leaks of slides that had been shown to the Senate. These slides had made their ...

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Relationships Are The Key To Re-Engineering MD Anderson

Relationships Are The Key To Re-Engineering MD Anderson By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/opinion/g7-trump-north-korea-kim-jong-un-foreign-policy.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region As David Brooks points out in the NY Times, Donald Trump has re-engineered the politics of the United States and the world. Where once the post-WW II world was one in which our security was based on our willingness to firm up our ...

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NBC Is Then. Netflix Is Now!

NBC Is Then. Netflix Is Now! By Leonard Zwelling It’s the final full day for us at Banff and it has been a very busy meeting with lots of pitches about our scripts and many formal presentations and panel discussions. This afternoon the final two panels convened and they could not have been more different ...

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There’s No Business That’s NOT Like Show Business

There’s No Business That’s NOT Like Show Business By Leonard Zwelling This is a quote from the irascible Fran Lebowitz and, boy, is it true. I am in Banff, Canada attending the Banff World Media Festival. This is a meeting of movie and TV producers, writers and agents all looking for the next big thing. ...

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A Cool Two Minute Video

The sizzle reel from my pitch to producers for our TV Series called Conflict of Interest www.conflictofinterestseries.com

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Salary On Grants: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed

Salary On Grants: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed By Leonard Zwelling It has become the perennial questions for scientists at MD Anderson. What percentage of one’s salary must one bring in from outside sources? What counts toward my total and what will happen if I fall short? My argument will be that the answer ...

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1968-Fifty Years Ago Or Yesterday?

1968-Fifty Years Ago Or Yesterday? By Leonard Zwelling It’s June 6, 2018. Exactly fifty years ago, I awoke in my small bedroom in my parent’s house on the south shore of Long Island. I was home from Duke for a summer job at Long Island Jewish Hospital to get my resume ready for medical school. ...

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Pardon Me

Pardon Me By Leonard Zwelling It’s the ultimate Trump challenge to the rule of law. Even if you did something wrong; even if you got caught; even if you were tried by a jury of your peers and found guilty; and even if you went to jail; and even you are still there—don’t worry. All ...

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Roseanne-Outrage? Please. No Surprise At All!

Roseanne-Outrage? Please. No Surprise At All! By Leonard Zwelling One of my favorite stories is about Mr. Scorpion who needs to return home over a now rushing river after a torrential rainfall. He begs Mr. Frog for a ride across the stream after he guarantees Mr. Frog safe passage if he will carry Mr. Scorpion ...

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Does The Group Choose The Leader Or Does The Leader Emerge From The Group?

Does The Group Choose The Leader Or Does The Leader Emerge From The Group? By Leonard Zwelling A good friend of mine said that America gets the leadership it deserves. This is a play on the quote from Joseph De Maistre that a democracy gets the government it deserves. Either way, in the current case ...

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