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More out-of-the-box thinking, not less

University of South Florida Health CEO Stephen Klasko spoke at the Frameworks of Tampa Bay luncheon last week, and once again his remarks made me wonder why his vision of greater collaboration among Tampa Bay's health care providers hasn't gained more traction.

Frameworks' youth programs focus on the same emotional and social intelligence aspects Klasko emphasized in changing the approach at the medical school.

We need more such out-of-the-box thinking, not less.

In delivering advice, Klasko cited the quote from famed architect Buckminster Fuller: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Let's hold on to that thought. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Real Men Love Cats. …

When can a season-opener be a must-win? When it's followed by games against New Orleans and New England. If the Bucs don't beat the Jets in Week 1, they may be looking at a disastrous 0-3 start. Better make some good draft picks this week. …

Clearwater Marine Aquarium director David Yates continues to tout the possibility of a Dolphin Tale sequel. Yates also told Visit St. Pete/Clearwater officials a TV show about Winter is possible. Some may roll their eyes, but they probably didn't believe the first movie would be a hit. …

Kudos to Canaan McCaslin, the former Barnes Scholarship winner and Armwood High grad who addresses this year's winners of the Tampa Bay Times' prestigious scholarship at a special luncheon this week. McCaslin, who won the Barnes in 2005, now works as a consultant for Deloitte Federal Consulting in Washington, D.C. He's doing well, but I knew he would.

That's all I'm saying.

More out-of-the-box thinking, not less 04/21/13 [Last modified: Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:02pm]
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