The article, “Storm Chasers”, highlights how doctors are mitigating the patient fear factor with new surgical approaches to epilepsy.

A few years ago I sent “Summer Reading” unsolicited to the New York Times Book Review for the annual list of good reads for the summer. I got an encouraging and kind response and it never ran. I still like it. Here it is again just in time for summer. Happy reading.

Summer Reading by Ken Orvidas

Mindfulness Hijacked

After hearing that today is National Cupcake Day, I was reminded of an illustration I did for the Yoga Journal. The story was about a yoga class that happened to be located over a cupcake bakery. Needless to say, mindfulness practice was damn near impossible. So, here’s to National Cupcake Day!

News Flash: During a routine physical exam, x-rays reveal a startling finding about Donald Trump.

Trump’s x-ray revealed by Ken Orvidas

President Trump has just voted against 60% of Americans by announcing he will pull the US out of the Paris Agreement. We should invest in our planet not turn it upside down.

Trump pulling out of Paris Agreement by Ken Orvidas

In January of 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services revised the rules for social science research. Essentially, experiments may be conducted without review board oversight. Now, some social science researchers are allowed to determine whether or not their studies are harmful to human subjects. I wanted the image to have some tension, some darkness. I also thought a Rorchach like image would be in context and fun to do. After trying my hand at 3 actual ink blots I got one that worked. What do you see? Article Link

Social Science Research by Ken Orvidas

“Are Your Operations Ready for a Digital Revolution?”, is the title of this cover illustration for The Boston Consulting Group. Digitization in corporate operations is progressing at such a furious pace pace that companies need to embrace the new with the old while making both systems work in tandem until total digital operations is in effect without falling behind.

Operations Revolution by Ken Orvidas

My recent illustration is paired with the CEO letter in Korn Ferry Briefings Magazine titled, “Without People There Is No Show”. The CEO argues that the most valuable asset in an organization is the workforce and the talent they bring. This is in contrast to 67% of 800 leaders of multimillion dollar global businesses that rank technology as the top asset.

No Show Without People by Ken Orvidas

A few years ago I did monthly illustrations for Entrepreneur Magazine. As I was going through 2016 year end organizing I came upon this illustration about the tensions surrounding the EU and the US. Now that Brexit has occurred the issue is on the table again.

Brexit by Ken Orvidas

When employees are promoted to their first management role they are often given a welcome, a congratulations and little else. These “frontline leaders” can have the most impact on employee engagement and productivity yet they don’t know how to manage. Often, they are not given sufficient training, management tools and support to lead. They need constant learning opportunities and senior mentoring to develop into successful leaders.

Frontline Leaders by Ken Orvidas

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