Notes On What I’m Doing

Hi, readers. How are you? I hope you’ve been enjoying life.

I just want to update you on what I’ve been enjoying and some of my plans.

First, Health Is Social has turned out to be a pleasure – it’s created a new niche to discuss the intersection of technology and health.

I’m having a great time with the project – and it was through it that I got my first chapter published in a book. That book was my friend Bob Fine’s The Best of Social.

If you subscribe to HealthIsSocial Newsletter, you”ll get a nice flow of good stuffs and find out what more about what’s going on over there.

Second, I’ll continue to serve on the Advisory Board for Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. It’s an exciting opportunity which I hope will tug healthcare farther into the 21st Century.

Third, I’m looking to build small groups of passionate people who want to really get into the vibe of things in the 21st Century. More on that as developments proceed.

Fourth, I have a confession. Well, not so much a confession, but an opening-up.

I never felt like I belonged in the 20th Century. I was never good at following rules; there was never much sense that the little guy and lady could truly voice themselves; and I felt like my career was doomed to be a series of paid enslavements – in spite of the successes I enjoyed as a younger man.

Things feel differently now. There’s definitely something in the air.

I’m not sure it’s all good – but I do think we have been gifted with a dangerous opportunity.

Technology is now deeply embedded in us. There nothing we can do about that now.

Social Media isn’t social. People are (hopefully). Let’s not think otherwise.

But these media can be glorious opportunities to enrich the way we live.

Anyhoo, that’s what I’m up to these days.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

Your readership has changed my life forever.

Love and well wishes,




  1. Phil, thank you for this terrific post on all the great things you are doing but even more for articulating what I think many of us are feeling:
    “I was never good at following rules” and “my career was doomed to be a series of paid enslavements.”
    Technology is giving us tools to be human with a wider scope of people and “gifted us with a dangerous opportunity.”
    Andy Warhol said, “People say things change but you actually have to change them yourself.” If the pen is mightier than the sword, we nuclear power at our fingertips.

  2. Thank, Kishan.

    That’s how this blogging stuff is supposed to work. I’m glad it works this way when it does.

    Cheers to you and a good new year your way!


  3. The effect goes both ways Phil. I know my life has changed thanks to many including yourself. I’m just letting everything sink it with me. Let’s see how things will look after the 1st year of Youth Health 2.0 (june 2011). I’m sure it will take me to another level.

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