IQ and Cholesterol, Parts 4 and 5

The latest (and the last) numbers came in. I’ve had some fun with my numbers over time:

Part 4: In late 2007, I pleaded with my doctor to go off Lipitor for six months. She said “no” (rather sternly), but let me go off for three months, starting in December 2007. My next test was near the end of February 2008 with these results:

  • Weight: 191
  • Cholesterol: 282
  • HDL: 46
  • LDL: 180

    Happy with me, she was not. Back on the daily pill.

    Part 5: I tested on 10/10/08 with these results:

  • Weight: 185
  • Cholesterol: 184
  • HDL: 53
  • LDL: 110

    She’s happy with me again.

  • About Michael Coates
    I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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