Monday, April 7, 2014

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Hello. If you’ve not yet joined “Colleagues Of Douglas E. Castle” on Sgrouples, you’re invited to do so by creating an account (ultra private inmail/email and Discussion Group, being run like a private club or community) at http://bit.ly/CODEC8. If you’ve already established your account, be certain to go to your Dashboard Page, go to “My Privacy Email” and click on (and choose) your “Notification Preferences”. Our group is a combination of the most secure email that you can access (check you inbox daily, or have your notifications forwarded to you) from member to member, combined with a Discussion Group [voluntary] which will have a completely practical focus: Members discussing specific business needs with other members. No theory. No selling or spam. Just requests and responses. It will be a great group -- I promise that much! Discussion posting guidelines will be posted within the next three days, so that we’re all of a similar mind. Thank you. - Douglas E. Castle
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

OptumRx - Mail-In Prescription Fraud And Patient Abuse

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OptumRx - Puts Your Life On Hold


Been mistreated by OptumRx? Please help us by filling out a fast survey at the end of the following article: http://douglasecastleblog.com/2014/01/05/optumrx-must-die-mailorder-pharmacy-monstrosity/ We need you! Thnx. #RF Bonus: You can learn more about how OptumRx has been frenetically responding so far at http://douglasecastleblog.com/2014/01/29/optumrx-and-united-health-group-think-were-stupi/ . 

These outlaws have got to be stopped, brought to justice and made to pay.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Intelligence Versus Timeliness - How Much Information Is Required For Decisionmaking?

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Intelligence Versus Timeliness - How Much Information Is Required For Decisionmaking?

In making management decisions the issue of intelligence versus timeliness is a central one. Some leaders believe in acting rapidly based upon less data and more instinct, while others, being more conservative, will hesitate to take precipitous action until they have collected what they consider to be "adequate" intelligence. In the first case, the action might be either tragically wrong or right on target. In the case of the second leader, by the time he or she has gathered what he or she regards as "adequate intelligence," the time for taking the proper action might have passed.

Although the article is titled "Intelligence Versus Timeliness - How Much Information Is Needed For Decisionmaking?", the answer to the question "How much do we need to know before we act?" reflects more about a subjective personal command style than anything quantitative with a calculated solution. My thoughts follow:

Gathering and confirming the best intelligence requires time -- but for intelligence to be useful, it must be acted upon timely. Often, this balance requires the perceived importance of taking action with immediacy -- and in these cases, ironically, actions with vast consequences are often taken with less than adequate intelligence. The course of action chosen when time appears critical and action is taken based upon the equivalent of a coin toss will very often be more of a gamble than a calculated risk.

The trick is to utilize intelligence constantly and consistently so that a possible threat or potential opportunity can be predicted significantly in advance, and a probability assigned to it [as well as an actionable timeline], and the appropriate move taken at the optimal time. Intelligence should be used first and foremost for its prediction power, instead of as a problem-solving tool to be used for damage control. As I have stressed repeatedly (although in different words)in The Global Futurist Blog, "Use your prognostication tools to predict the time and likelihood of an asteroid's intrusion into Earth's atmosphere so that you will have the necessary time to gather further intelligence about how to either change the projectile's trajectory, or to blow it up before it actually makes entry into the atmosphere."

Apply intelligence 1) predictively, and also 2) technically, i.e., for damage control as well as for the harvesting of rare and valuable opportunities.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

For My Readers

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I'm Not Jealous Of Alec Baldwin. I'm Just Jealous Of His HAIR.

Friends, Colleagues, Clients, Readers And The Occasional Paper Clip Thief:

I should be back to my usual pattern of obsessive blogging on too many subjects by August 8th, and I thank you so kindly for your patience while I'm rapidly on the mend.

In the meantime, would you please do me a great kindness and 1) visit my new blog at http://douglasecastleblog.com, and then 2) follow me (please...this only takes a quick moment) on my brand-new Twitter account at http://twitter.com/DECastleAdvisor?

Thank you, and I'm hoping that you've missed me.

Until then, please be healthy, safe, of good spirits and prosperous -- or on your way to prosperity.

Faithfully,

Douglas

LinkedIn: http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/douglascastle

p.s. Kindly look at the image below. When I've looked at it (in a darkened room) for more than a minute or two, I have found that simultaneous with my body relaxing, my mind starts to wander in a fascinating way. I recommend it. It's wonderful, easy meditation, and you don't need any dangerous drugs. Seemingly silly exercises like this one have made my "comeback" much quicker. You can click on the image to see it at its full size, which is considerably larger.





The fascinating shape is actually an impossible recursive pattern wrapped around a doughnut-like shape called a toroid. Really. Look it up if you like.


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