I have just gotten word that there is a movement afoot among you, my loyal following, to nominate a certain columnist to the PharmaVoice 100, PharmaVoice magazine's annual list of the 100 most inspiring pharmaceutical industry leaders. I am deeply, deeply humbled.
Now, there is something you must understand about my work as a bioethicist. It's not about the awards, not about the fame; it never was. It's about justice, it's about service. It's about speaking truth to power, and maximizing your ROI in the process. It's about being that lonely voice in the wilderness, a piercing laser of Truth trained squarely on the cornea of humanity: Standing, like Patrick Henry at the barricades of Fort Sumter, shouting "Here I stand; I can do no other!"
Also, it is about bringing down that piece of shit book my brother Carl wrote.
So really, I don't know if I deserve this award, but far be it from me to stand in the way of a spontaneous grassroots movement. You can find the application form, as well as the nomination criteria, on the PharmaVoice website. The deadline for nominations is midnight, May 1. Also, in case you need it:
My name: The Ethicator
My organization: White Coat, Black Hat website
My title: CEO and Proprietor (pro-bono)
God bless you all.