Virtually everyone who cares for hospital patients will make serious mistakes, and even commit acts of negligence, every year. For this reason, doctors are seldom outraged when the press reports yet another medical horror story. They usually have a different reaction: that could be me.

—Atul Gawande

Events

TED 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 9:00am

TED 2011: The Rediscovery of Wonder
Feb. 28-March 4
Long Beach, California

Suburban Temple

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

Reading and Conversation
The Suburban Temple
22401 Chagrin Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44122-5345
(216) 991-0700

The Cleveland Clinic

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:00pm

Lecture and conversation
"Humanities in Medicine" series
Cleveland Clinic
Location: NA5-34
Cleveland, Ohio

Cuyahoga County Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 11:30am

Chamber Luncheon and Annual Meeting
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio
$20 / members, $25 non-members
RSVP: Eileen at cvcc@cuyahogavalleychamber.org

Barnes and Noble

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 7:00pm

Reading and Conversation
Barnes and Noble
28801 Chagrin Blvd.
Woodmere, Ohio

Politics and Prose

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

Reading and Conversation
Politics and Prose Independent Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Microsoft

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 1:30pm

Building 99, Auditorium 1919
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA

Columbia University Seminars

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 7:00pm

Lecture and Conversation
Columbia University,
Seminar on Innovation in Education
Seminar on Ethics, Moral Education, and Society
University Seminars
The Gottesman Library at Teachers College
Columbia University
525 West 120th St.
New York, NY

University of Florida

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 7:30pm

Lecture and Conversation
Rion Ballroom, Reitz Union
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Goddard Riverside "Meet the Author" Dinner & Benefit

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

Goddard Riverside Meet the Author Dinner and Benefit
New York City
Invitation only. Please see the Goddard Riverside website for details.

The tale of the Trojan Horse might be apocryphal – no one knows – but it stands out as one of military history’s most famous cautionary tales about yielding to unexamined beliefs. The story goes that the Greeks, frustrated by years of waging an unsuccessful siege on the walled city of Troy, built a massive wooden horse, left it at the city gates as a parting “gift” to their putative victors, and pretended to sail home. Ignoring the naysayers (most famously, the prophet Cassandra and the priest Laocoön, both of whom warned their fellow Trojans that the gift was a trap), Troy’s leaders brought the horse inside the city walls. That night, thirty-odd soldiers who had been concealed inside crept out and opened the gates to the returned Greek army. The Greeks destroyed the city and slaughtered its citizens, thereby ending – and winning – the Trojan War.