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Organ Oracles 04: Holly Miyagawa, Transplant Athlete (USA) 1-3

Holly Miyagawa

Organ Oracles 08: Holly Miyagawa, Transplant Athlete (USA)

Growing up in Thousand OaksCalifornia Holly ran track and field but she fell in love with volleyball and the camaraderie of team sports. While competing for one of best high school teams in the state, a trip to the doctor for high-blood pressure turned into a glimpse of her future. Thirteen years later while playing beach volleyball Holly’s ankles swelled as large as her calves. A few months later with a new kidney, Holly began her comeback and second life as a transplant games champion.

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About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
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The Daily Decision-03-Decision Types

The Daily Decision-03-Decision Types

Hello Hello This is Dr. Z, Zachary Brooks, with The Daily Decision

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Today is the third episode of The Daily Decision

Whenever I talk about decision making invariably the question that people ask me is …

What kinds of decisions?

It’s a good question because make lots of decisions every day.

While the easy answer is … “all types of decisions,” the better answer is conscious decisions with consequences.

They can be small such as “what to eat for lunch?”

Junk food or real food.

By the way, we make 200 food-related decisions daily (Wansink and Sobal, 2007,)

They can be large … should I buy a car?

If I buy a car, which is the best car for me? Which car fits my budget.

They can medium size decisions …

should I subscribe to Netflix? Is it in my budget?

As always, Happy Deciding.

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Wednesday Wisdoms 12

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We swim in technology so it’s hard to capture molecules. ~ Dr. Z

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Win or Learn 02: Lea Marquez Peterson: leader 2-3

Win or Learn 02: Lea Marquez Peterson: business leader

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Lea Marquez Peterson business
Lea Marquez Peterson

 

As the founder of the Marquez Peterson Group, Lea assists clients with their community and government relations in Arizona. Previously, Lea served as the President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber (THCC) from 2009 until November of 2018. The chamber grew dramatically under her leadership from 350 members to over 1800. The chamber’s mission is to advocate for and provide services that help grow our member’s businesses in our bilingual and bicultural region. The chamber expanded into Nogales, Sierra Vista and Douglas and continues its work in Sonora, Mexico. TheTucson Hispanic Chamber was named the 2013 Large Chamber of the Year by the USHCC!

Lea was a candidate for Congress in Arizona District 2 in 2018. Previously, Lea owned a chain of six gasoline stations and convenience stores and a Business Brokerage Firm.

Lea has been recognized with several awards including the 2015 NFL Hispanic Heritage Award and as a University of Arizona Distinguished Alumni.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

My podcasts are based on my book “6A Philosophy: A practical philosophy for living life with meaning and purpose” (coming soon).

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Organ Oracles 03: Elmar Sprink, Transplant Athlete (Germany) in English & German 1-3

Organ Oracles 03: Elmar Sprink, Transplant Athlete (Germany) in English & German

As a semi-professional soccer player, then an Ironman triathlete, Elmar Sprink, had few health worries. After an off-performance during an Ironman competition in Austria, a passed-out Elmar was rescued by his girlfriend (now wife) and next door neighbor, a doctor who was home only because of knee surgery. After a heart transplant and 30-minute walk around a 400 meter track, Elmar began training again to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

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Elmar Sprink, der als Fußballspieler und Ironman-Triathlet nie gesundheitliche Probleme hatte, bis sein Herz versagte. Sein erstes Training nach seiner Herztransplantation, bei der er eine Strecke von 400 Metern zurücklegte, dauerte 30 Minuten. Er war der erste Mensch nach einer Herztransplantation, der an den Ironman-Weltmeisterschaften in Kona, Hawaii, teilnahm. Mittlerweile ist er das Cape Epic, die BIKE Transalp gefahren und hat den Transalpine Run gefinisht.

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Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3
About Dr. Z Podcasts The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life. *6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts. Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

 

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona. Check out podcasts on: Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
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Human Algorithm 02: Jacqui Bauer: Affordable Housing

Human Algorithm 02: Jacqui Bauer Affordable Housing

Who do you know who knows what split incentives are in affordable housing, housing sustainability, and the importance of nudges? Jacqui Bauer

Listen to Jacqui’s podcast starting on May 9th, 2019!

Jacqui Bauer is a former municipal sustainability director with a background in the non-profit, government, and academic sectors who is now embarking on an effort to make rental housing better. Her startup is RentLab, which emerged out of a coalition of cities working to find better tools for renters, landlords, and cities alike.

RentLab aims to increase both the demand for and the supply of efficient, affordable, and sustainable rental housing by making energy, water, and other sustainability data more visible in the rental market. Jacqui Bauer aims to improve affordable housing through targeting the “split incentive problem.” The enterprise is incorporated as a benefit corporation with a prototype website available at www.rentlab.org.

President at RentLab
President at RentLab
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Growing up in Lansing, Michigan (the capital of Michigan) Jacqui’s early influences came from her Dad who as an urban planner and her Mom who articulates what she sees wrong in the world because she wants the world to improve for the better. In middle school, Jacqui led a sit-in after watching the movie Gandhi, based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian activist who led the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule using nonviolent civil disobedience as his tactic for change. These forces prompted Jacqui to think about the urban environment in distinct ways. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan she gravitated toward both environmental and racial challenges and disparities in the world which led her to begin her career in water and wastewater infrastructure projects in low-income rural communities.

While at Indiana University in Bloomington Jacqui worked with Elinor Ostrom who in 2009 shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson for her “analysis of economic governance, especially the commons.” When Jacqui became the Sustainability Coordinator for the city of Bloomington, she was ready to begin fusing her ideas on the relationship between environmental and socioeconomic factors (employment, education, and income) and apply these ideas to novel solution. One of the most innovative projects Jacqui was able to develop was the Hoosier 2 Hoosier is a reuse program that aims to divert reusable items from the landfill when 20,000 students move out of campus and near-campus housing by by selling collected items to students and community members in order to raise funds for local charities and other organizations.

Now at RentLab, Jacqui is working to address the split-incentive problem in rental housing. For example, if a landlord asks his tenants to pay for utilities, he has no incentive to improve the toilets or insulation in the housing while the tenants have an incentive to optimize their utilities usage. On the other hand, if the landlord decides to pay for utilities, then the tenants have no incentives to reduce their utilities use. Jacqui is addressing these issues by identifying in rental housing whether the structure of building and their upkeep is problematic in energy usage or if it is the behavior of tenants. By identifying the factors that led to poor energy usage, Jacqui will be able to build transparent system by which both landlords and tenants can benefit.

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

 

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.

Organ Oracles

  • Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

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The Daily Decision-02-Decision Making Definitions

The Daily Decision-02-Decision Making Definitions

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Today is the second episode of The Daily Decision and we are going to jump right into the definition of decision making.

Decision making is …

the action or process of making decisions, especially important ones.

That’s easy enough but what isn’t easy is making “good,” “the best” or “the right” decisions for ourselves or others.

Decision making is based on your values, preferences, and beliefs

Sometimes with facts and analysis …

Think of a decision you have made in your life that was a good one.

Now think of a bad decision.

I bet you can think of a bad decision more readily.

In the next episodes, we will start to un-peel the smelly and tasty onion of decision making, 1-minute at a time on The Daily Decision for Everyone.

As always, Happy Deciding.

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Leaders on the Line 01: Mitch Pisik, Success

Leaders on the Line with Mitch Pisik: Episode 01 Success

Leaders on the Line 01: Mitch Pisik, Success

In Leaders on the Line, Dr. Z explores technical problems and adaptive challenges leaders face in the 21st century. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “inspiraation” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive to uncover the secrets of failure and success for leaders of all stripes and times.

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In episode 1, we explore “success.” Everyone talks about it but what is it? Is it a point or a process? Is it luck or what are the three Ps that make for success (personal, process, and planning … passion, patience, perseverance are also listed as the 3 Ps). Mitch Pisik, Award Winning Executive Coach, Business Consultant, and Professional Speaker joins Dr. Z in the first episode to talk about success. Mitch has worked with, coached and consulted with over a hundred Executives in dozens of industries. He has also been CEO of 4 different companies, in 4 industries, in 3 states.

Mitch Pisik
Mitch Pisik with Dr. Z, Zachary Brooks, “Leaders on the Line”

 

To contact Mitch

Mitch@pisik.consulting631-943-5275Linkedin.com/in/mitchpisik/ Twitter: @mitchpisik

 

About Dr. Z and Dr. Z Podcasts

Thanks for visiting Dr. Z Productions and Podcasts. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Click on and download to one of my eight podcast programs. Feel free to leave any comments and contact me directly at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Z@DR-Z.net. Your can follow my research at ResearchGate.

I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life. The reason I produce and publish podcasts is to connect people to the consequential stories for life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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Listen to my podcast programs:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Organ Oracles

  • Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.

 

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Wednesday Wisdoms 11

A door in a garden

Love is a choice as much as it is an initial feeling. ~Dr. Z

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Win or Learn 01: Steve Farley: artist-politician 3-3

Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader

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Growing up in Southern California with parents who were school teachers, Steve Farley gravitated towards justice and photography. These dual themes have continued throughout his life as he has created murals in Tucson and served in the Arizona House and Senate. In 2018, Steve ran to become the Governor for the State of Arizona. In 2019, he turned his attention to running for Mayor of Tucson.

Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader
Steve Farley: Arizona State Leader (Mayoral Candidate Tucson 2019, Candidate for Governor 2018, State Senator and Legislator)

 

Meet Steve

Bio

Steve is a 56-year-old small-business owner who has lived in Tucson since 1995. He is father to Amelia, 24, and Genevieve, 19, and he’s engaged to Kitt Leonard, an Arizona native who works in IT at Tucson Medical Center and has five children and four grandchildren.

Steve got involved in public service because he loves Tucson and is concerned about the challenges facing our families and communities. The child of public school teachers, he is a big believer in public education. Representing Tucson in Arizona’s legislature, Steve fought to increase teacher pay and reduce class sizes. He’s focused on growing good-paying jobs, spurring economic development, improving public safety, and bringing world-class transportation choices to Arizona.

Steve is one of Arizona’s most successful leaders in pushing to improve public transportation. He was instrumental in gaining approval for the comprehensive regional transportation system (RTA), which has created thousands of jobs, made widespread improvements to our roads, buses, bikeways and sidewalks, and installed Tucson’s Modern Streetcar rail line— all in the middle of the worst recession Arizona has seen. The Streetcar alone has spurred more than a billion dollars in private construction projects within three blocks of its route, and is a big piece of the rebirth of Tucson’s downtown.  

Steve graduated from Williams College in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He has worked to protect Tucson in the Arizona Legislature for 12 years – elected by voters for three terms in the House and three in the Senate, and elected Assistant Minority Leader by Democrats in both House and Senate. He has served on the Finance, Joint Legislative Budget, and Appropriations committees where he oversaw the $10 billion state budget.

Steve worked across the aisle to expand Medicaid healthcare to 400,000 Arizonans, and successfully leveraged the power wielded by the RedforEd teachers movement to help approve more than $415 million in new funds for K-12 public education in this year. 

Steve is also a well-known artist and graphic designer who invented a new way of converting photographs to glazed ceramic tile to create Tucson’s historic Broadway Underpass murals, those black-and-white larger-than-life street photos just east of Downtown that capture the diversity that gives our community strength. He has since completed numerous mural projects around the U.S. He has run his own public art and graphic design business since 1991.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. Check out podcasts on Bilingual Decision Making, Organ Oracles, People Behind the PhDs, Win or Learn, and About-ish.

*I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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