Yup. We did it.
I wrote 52 consecutive weekly love letters and you're still here. 🥂 I'd say that calls for a celebration! 🎉
This vocal experience will delight you. (I know these guys!) Barbershop, people. I'm telling you!
And before we continue, for all those who asked about Mom this week, she's fine. Thank you for all the good wishes.
A Fun One For You Today
I have a new client. Steth IO makes a smartphone stethoscope. Using Steth IO, you can hear (just as with a "traditional stethoscope"). But you can also see the sound patterns.
On top of that, there is an artificial intelligence overlay to compare this patient's reading against thousands (tens of thousands?) of prior readings. Here's Chief Business Officer Matthew Moore demonstrating Steth IO on my friend Christine Zomorodian at yesterday's Washington Medical Device Summit.
Anyhow, a lot of things we could say about it. But what should we say about it?
That's what my new besties Matt and Vikram Chalana wanted to know. So we assembled some concept boards to get feedback from primary care physicians and pediatricians.
I got carried away.
Once I got in the zone, I churned out more variations than we could reasonably test. That's where you come in. Which four would you put into testing?
I'd love it if you emailed me with your votes!
Pen Pals Forever
Friends, I really enjoy writing these Journeys for you. And they are cathartic for me.
If you've been reading "me" for any length of time, you know I invest at least three hours, sometimes five, on these scribbles.
I wanted to prove to myself I could do it weekly for a year. For my victory laps, I'm going to write you less frequently, but still on Wednesdays.
It's 1:34 a.m. and I'm dizzy with exhaustion. Something's gotta give. My workload is only increasing.
So while I won't write you weekly, I will write. And, hey! You can pick up a pen every once in a while too, you know.
Thank you for joining me on The Journey.
See you soon – or right now! – if you reply to this email,
P.S. Thanks again for finding my thoughts worth reading. It's humbling, actually. Thank you.