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Summer 2011

September 25, 2011



Interviews with Curtis Schroeder, Group CEO Bumrungrad Int’l

August 13, 2009


Bumrungrad International is one of the largest destinations for international healthcare services in the world. Bumrungrad Group CEO Curtis Schroeder has given several interviews, during which he discusses the business model, prospects for growth, and competitive advantages that exist within the field. …from (scribemedia): Ruben Toral sits down with Curtis Schroeder, CEO Bumrungrad […]

P-SHARAN std35 pinhole camera: photos of Taiwan

June 16, 2009


I picked up one of these cameras at AKAR in Iowa City. It was left sitting on the shelf for a few months, waiting for a reason to allot 2+ hours for its assembly; Taiwan was found to be a suitable excuse. More technical details on pinhole photography can be found here. To see full […]


June 6, 2009


2 of udon’s tags in Taipei, Taiwan. More:,udon UPDATE: …and now, it’s also on google streetview. cool!  

More on the globalized market for provision of health services

February 18, 2009


…otherwise known as “medical tourism;” from Bob Wachter’s blog: available at He writes: Of course, sensitive to the politics, it is unlikely that any of them will flat-out force their customers/employees to travel to Thailand or Singapore. The pressure will be more subtle: with savings of tens-of-thousands of dollars per case at stake, there […]

A Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Report on Medical Tourism

January 22, 2009


Authored by Deloitte and publically available from their global site. See the PDF here: See figure 2 on page 3 and tell me again that a true free market exists for most Americans seeking health care; considering the magnitude of cost differentials (with the relatively small effective “cost” of the travel burden aside), it’s […]

Michael Yamashita’s “Daisetsuzan”

September 4, 2008


I stumbled upon a really nice set of photos in Michael Yamashita’s “Daisetsuzan” in the August 2008 issue of National Geographic (pp. 92-108). I read here that he prefers Fuji Velvia (although this source is dated, so I don’t know if it’s still true). I don’t know if this article was shot on film or […]