Back in 1993, I began to work with a very interesting person, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Howard Dittrich.
It was challenging trying to work with him, every meeting there was either an admin or a ringing cellphone competing for his attention.
He was harried, stressed, and overwhelmed. Unbeknownst to him, he was in a storm. Not only was he a researcher, he had cardiology patients, he had two compounds that were going through clinical trials, he was also a consultant for a major biotech company, and on top of all this, he had his family, a wife and two young children.