Bronxcare orthopedics chairman Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is known for giving out good advice. Of course, that’s not why he is well-known. He is best known as a brilliant surgeon specializing in reconstructive surgery and joint replacement. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, in fact. This can perhaps be explained by a quote that he gives in a recent interview with ideamensch.com https://ideamensch.com/ira-kirschenbaum/:
“Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I am sure they were working every day to build it.”
Indeed, Dr. Kirschenbaum has been working every day to build the reputation that he has attained. His work has helped to advance the science of joint replacement by creating the entire systems of treatment that are associated with the process. If you have ever used the popular health website WebMD, you have probably read his words at least once already, as he was a community health editor for WebMD for quite some time.
In the interview, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum describes his typical day as a very regimented affair, starting with business emails and business on social media. From there it’s on the administrative meetings where the rest of the day (and possibly the rest of the week) is planned out in advance. When asked about the best $100 he has ever spent, he replied that he had spent a lot of money on audiobooks.
This is an example of one of the things that separate a successful person from an unsuccessful person. A successful person tries to use their relaxation time for education, while an unsuccessful one will merely lay idle.
We can see that he is not merely listening to fluff-fiction books, because he recommends a book called “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell, describing it as a scientific analysis of the process of rapid decision-making.