Several years ago, as I was strolling down the crowded Delta concourse at Philadelphia International Airport, a colleague I had not seen in ages walked up to say hello. He was, when I first met him, a promising up-and-comer in the world of hospital administration. Today, he looked a bit worse for the wear. I was struggling to figure out what had happened in this person’s career when he began to tell me his story.
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