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The Positive Value of Negative Thinking

How to harness the power of Defensive Pessimism to get better results in work and life

I stood in the operating room hallway at a very early hour, thinking about everything that could go wrong with my latest emergency surgery. All the bad scenarios rushed through my head; excessive bleeding, infection, injury to another organ, anesthesia…



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Charles Black M.D.

Dr. Charles Black is a general surgeon, author, photographer, outdoorsman, world traveler and fireside philosopher. Website: