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The week: voice assistants were hacked and I worked from a villa

November 9th 2019

Get the scoop on Design Ethics, the hacking of voice assistants, an odd wellness product, and my work life living in Orlando with 20 coworkers in ‘the Big Brother house’.

Why did Google buy Fitbit? Three key benefits

November 3rd 2019

Fitbit bit would bring Google: 1.) their first mass wearable product, 2.) an in-place wellness product line with global adoption and distribution, 3.) reams of progressively sophisticated health data and a privacy debate. Click above for the data and details.

Bad Transit Ads, Sexy Halloween Edition

October 30th 2019

Sometimes termed Gay Christmas, Halloween is all about malfeasance. Here are some new additions to our bad transit advertising collection which all seem to end up somewhere unexpectedly sexy, nasy or gross. Have a great Halloween, and I hope you have fun laughing at the ads we pass every day.

Christina Kirchner: memories of the corrupt leader ascending in Argentina again

October 27th 2019

Twain noted, “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” As Argentina starts a new verse in its history, its worth remembering the form of its last stanza shaped by Christina Kirchener.

Today’s climate strike may be overdue: 28% of North America’s birds have vanished in my lifetime

September 20th 2019

Environment supports everything from life to emotional health. New research reminds us to extrapolate from that which we can measure effectively to the many other parts of life which are less visible though essential and perhaps harder to remedy.

Trump’s re-election starts with bullying, fakery and a ban on blocking in social media

July 18th 2019

From ‘fake’ social media endorsements, bullying and a court ban on blocking Twitter followers – the campaign is already hot with digital issues. Its election season, so I guess I’m commenting on the digital life of politics again, occasionally.

2 minute video: driving innovation and change in health enterprises

July 2nd 2019

My colleague Jake was in the office last week, and we talked on camera for two minutes about how large health organizations are promoting innovation and change at-scale.

Boston Pride, pinkwashing and how cities heal

June 8th 2019

Boston, my city, is becoming only party of neighborhoods. In the last decade, waves of investment and building have blurred the lines between areas that had been attached to ethnic or racial identities in people’s minds. As a ‘glass half full’ kind of guy, I see such change as mostly to the good. But I […]

2019-2020 Hospital Digital Index wins four industry awards

May 31st 2019

Tonight the New England Society for Healthcare Communicators (Neshco) awarded the HDX-15 report their coveted gold Lamplighter Award. This recognition by leaders in healthcare marketing and public relations means so much to everone on Connective DX’s healthcare team, who have taken up this reasearch as a way to enrich the communities of experts we learn […]

Marketing truth: 99% of customers don’t care, until they do

April 20th 2019

On my commute home I saw this fellow waring a shirt that said: “There’s a 99% change I don’t care.” Yes, he posed for this photo – and agreed its a message that could set a lot of people in business free.