Michael Lewis || A Doctor Shares Life Lessons From His Experiences w/ Michael Jordan & Abraham Maslow

August 12, 2021

Today it’s great to have Michael Lewis on the podcast. Michael is an orthopedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. He’s been an orthopedic consultant to the Chicago White Sox baseball team and Chicago Wolves hockey team and the Chicago Bulls basketball team, with whom he earned two championship rings. Dr. Lewis has treated numerous world-class athletes from several continents including All-Star professional basketball and baseball players and Olympic medal winners. He’s the author of several books including a memoir entitled, The Ball’s in Your Court, where he shares life lessons from Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, and none other than Abraham Maslow.


  • The Ball’s in Your Court
  • Michael’s childhood and upbringing
  • A life-changing epiphany with Abraham Maslow
  • Classroom experience of a Maslow lecture
  • How students reacted to Maslow’s ideas
  • From psychiatrist to orthopedic surgeon
  • Meeting the White Sox and Bill Veeck
  • Chicago Bulls and The Last Dance
  • Game-changing medical decisions
  • Anecdotes with Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson
  • Remembering Brian Williams
  • Seeing More Colors and Michael’s other books

One Response to “Michael Lewis || A Doctor Shares Life Lessons From His Experiences w/ Michael Jordan & Abraham Maslow”

  1. Ignacio Albert says:

    I loved this interview… it looks to me like the practical version of your interview with Jon Levy… best example on how people can influence in you, and how if that influence is adequate you can influence in people…

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