A Podcast Break

3 Dec

Take a break & listen to a podcast


Every so often, someone asks me about how I relate the two jobs I have.  The one in Toronto, a healthcare startup, as against the mature health system and education business in Bangkok. In many ways they’re very similar because they’re both trying to deal with the changing issues confronting the healthcare world.

Recently, I was asked to appear, as a guest, on an American podcast show, hosted by Zubin Kapadia, a former Vice President at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York as well as a former Vice President at Baycrest Centre in Toronto and a former director at Johns Hopkins.  He asked me the same question about how the two businesses go together, as well as what the trends in healthcare look like, at least from my perspective.

If you have about 30 minutes, you can listen to the podcast.  Just head over to this link.

This obviously isn’t your average Bangkok Blog post.  In fact, readers might think that I’m cheating and getting lazy by not having lots of pictures and text. 1  Think of this entry as a paradigm shift, just like the healthcare sector is facing,  It moves away from photos and text towards audio, just like radio is moving towards podcasts.  But don’t worry, the next posts will be normal Bangkok Blog entries, as I’ve run out of audio links.

  1. Actually, I was being kind of lazy.

4 thoughts on “A Podcast Break

  1. Skip,

    It was such a pleasure to have you on the podcast. When I first met you at a Toronto coffee shop in 2012, I was so impressed with your story – having started your career in architecture (designing buildings) and then transitioning to healthcare (designing care models). Moreover, your work in Thailand with the Kluaynamthai Group over the past several decades is remarkable, particularly the efforts to increase access to healthcare and to create productive lives for exploited youth (mostly girls) from rural areas. I believe these stories must be told, and I’m thankful that I had the opportunity (in a small way) to assist in that effort. Keep doing the work that you’re doing and communicating to the broader world. You will inspire others to follow in your footsteps!


    • Hi Zubin: Thanks so much. I appreciate your kind words. It was good of you to invite me to be a guest on your podcast. It was a pleasure having a chance to talk about issues of concern. I hope that all is well. All the best, Skip.

  2. So you do realize that although it is lovely that you respond to everyone’s posts; most have no idea that you’ve done so. 😀

    • I know. I respond to maintain a historical record. And besides, you never know who might be looking. But, I think you’re right. You probably won’t even see this response. It will be lost in the ether.

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