Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Sunday, July 26, 2015

BHAG - Big Hairy Audacious Goal

What is a BHAG?

BHAG (pronounced 'bee-hag') stands for 'Big Hairy Audacious Goal' first written about by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their great book 'Built to Last'.
It is a goal that really stretches the organisation way beyond most people's imagination of what is possible. A very good example would be the 'Moon' mission. It should be clear and compelling and act as a great focal point for everyone in the organisation. It should engage people and stimilate them.
It is a powerful mechanism to stimulate progress, but it does carry great risks.
In some ways it is similar to a vision statement.
The following examples come from the site rapid business intelligence success
Here are some examples:
  • the creation of the IBM 360 mainframe computer. IBM nearly ran out of money to pay their staff, but it was breakthrogh that lifted IBM into the next era of computing

  • the creation by Boeing in the fifties of their large commerical jet aircraft. Up till that point Boeing had just been a military aircraft manufacturer. It was a bold transformation. Again the sixties the built the biggest jet imaginable - the Jumbo jet.

  • in the eighties Jack Welch the CEO of General Electric set his company a huge goal - 'To become No. 1 or No. 2 in every market we serve and revolutionise this company to have the speed and agility of a small company.' By the late nineties...he had succeeded.

  • In 1990 Sam Walton of Wal-Mart set a new goal: to double the number of stores and increase the sales volume per square foot by 60% (specifically $ 125 billion) by the year 2000. At that time the largest retailer in the world had only reached $30 billion.

  • In 1934 Walt Disney aimed to do something that had never been done before: to create a full length animated feature film - Snow White. He committed most of the company's resources. People in the industry called it 'Disney's folly', but history proved them wrong. It created a new industry or market. He later went on to produce 'Bambi', and 'Pinocchio' and 'Fantasia'. All were outstanding box office successes.

  • Again in the fifties, Walt Disney set another risky goal(one of 'Walts's screwy ideas') to build a radically new kind of amusement park...known as Disneyland. He repeated again with the EPCOT center in the sixties. Walt Disney's maxim was 'DREAM, BELIEVE, DARE, DO'


  • It is important to note that from the outside of these companies, these BHAG goals seemed impossible, wild and unachievable, but within these companies they had the confidence in their resouces, know-how, and capability to achieve them, even though they were going to be stretched to the limit.
    A BHAG certainly act as a stimulus and unifying force or goal for the people within the organisation.
For stroke the BHAG is 100% recovery for all stroke patients that survive.
There is absolutely no reason this can't be achieved with all the initial research already out there that just needs to be proven in humans and translated into stroke protocols. All you have to do is read my 8000 posts, everything is there, our stroke medical professionals are willfully being blind to the possibilities.
If Matt Lopez, president of the NSA doesn't have this as a goal the board of directors needs to be fired.
If Dr. Mariel Jessup, president of the ASA doesn't have this as a goal the board of directors needs to be fired.
If WSO President - Steve Davis (Australia) doesn't have this as a goal the board of directors needs to be fired.
Once again I am not following 'How to win friends and influence people'  I don't care, I'm supposedly a psychopath and follow my own drummer.


1 comment:

  1. With 80 million baby boomers in the pipe line, America needs BHAG to avert a disaster. Our parents had 3/4 million strokes per year. The baby boom generation is twice as large as their parent's generation so strokes could double every year for the next 18 years That is a tremendous drain on both the economy and families. This drain will leave stroke survivors vulnerable.

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