“Focus on the road not the wall: When they train race car drivers, one of the first lessons is when you are going around a curve at 200 MPH, do not focus on the wall; focus on the road. If you focus on the wall, you will drive right into it. If you focus on the road, you will follow the road… There are always a thousand things that can go wrong… If you focus too much on them, you will drive yourself nuts… Focus on where you are going, rather than on what you hope to avoid.”—Ben Horowitz Ben’s Blog, “This Is The Most Difficult Skill For CEOs To Learn”
I got the chance to see David Rochkind present this at World TB Day. It is very compelling. It puts “real faces” to cold statistics:
About Epidemic TB
EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community is an educational project designed by David Rochkind, an award-winning photographer who has spent years working on projects about tuberculosis. This interactive website, which is based on Mr. Rochkind’s photography and multimedia reports, focuses on three of the countries that are the hardest hit by TB: South Africa, India and Moldova. Each of these countries is representative of their respective regions, where the TB problem continues to evolve.
Mr. Rochkind’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Glamour, Rolling Stone and other media outlets. His work was been recognized by numerous organizations, including Photo District News, the National Press Photographer’s Association and the Magenta Foundation, and has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad.
As a companion to the website, two curriculum units were developed by Education Development Center, Inc (EDC). EDC, founded in 1958, is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. For more information on how to use this tool in your school, please visit the Teacher Center.