When I began my Healthcare Consulting career at Jackson & Coker (now Jackson Healthcare) in the early 1980’s, my boss, Rick Jackson, often opined regarding poor performance, “If you keep doing the same thing the same way, you get the same results.” Over the years, I have heard similar phrases used as a definition of insanity and other negative words. But the truth is right there. This is why we study history.
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I learned the bible story of Jacob and Esau as a child. The younger son, Jacob, was the momma’s boy. Esau, the older, was the he-man who hunted and brought great food home for his dad. One day Esau came in from hunting, famished. Rather than prepare a meal, he sold his “birthright” to his younger brother for a meal. This need for immediate comfort illustrates human nature at its worst. Though he wanted his birthright back, his short-sighted vision caused an irreversible consequence.