“I don’t know how many cards I’ve got left in the deck. Do I knock out a few hundred more surgeries, or do I try to maximize my influence while I’m here?” That was the question ear surgeon Rodney Perkins asked himself before shifting his talents to the tech startup world. Since then, he’s “founded or co-founded around a dozen companies, three of which have gone public.” From The New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz: The Seventy-Seven-Year-Old Tech Bro Who Wants to Fix Your Hearing.