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About John Unger Zussman

John Unger Zussman is an award-winning screenwriter, creative writer, and technical writer from Portola Valley, California. His essays have been published in The Sun Magazine. He has won a Grammy Award (as a member of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus), but there’s room on the shelf for an Oscar and a Pulitzer. John also works as a corporate storyteller in info and biotech and holds a PhD in Psychology from Stanford University.

What We Learned from the Roosters

You know how roosters crow in the morning to greet the dawn? That’s a myth, we learned when we moved in. Continue reading

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Everyone is Guilty of Something

Everyone is Guilty of Something By John Unger Zussman Stories are transformative. They have the power to change our minds and open our hearts, to help us experience the world through other eyes and walk a mile in other shoes. … Continue reading

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Cash

Cash By John Unger Zussman My grandfather loved horses and gambling more than he loved my grandmother, so he spent a lot of time at the racetrack. From time to time a small envelope would appear in our mail addressed … Continue reading

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The Pope is Coming! The Pope is Coming!

The Pope is Coming! The Pope is Coming! By Mark S. Unger This is CNN, and I’m a talking head on what used to be the nation’s top 24-hour news channel. As you know from watching TV news, reading the … Continue reading

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An Epidemic of Overtreatment

An Epidemic of Overtreatment By John Unger Zussman Last month, I previewed Roger Weisberg’s new documentary about medical overtreatment, Money and Medicine, which premiered on PBS on September 25. You can view the film in full on its PBS website. … Continue reading

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Is More Health Care Better?

Is More Health Care Better? Money and Medicine By John Unger Zussman I never envisioned our life together to be possibly shortened. We were looking at cruising off into the sunset and we’re still actively raising children! And here you … Continue reading

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The Apple / IBM Difference: A Tribute to Steve Jobs

I never knew Steve Jobs, but I almost worked for him twice. I interviewed for a technical writer position at Apple in 1980, and for the director of documentation role at NeXT in 1993. In truth, I was both sorry … Continue reading

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