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Yes, body count is exactly what it takes to make some kinds of changes

August 21st 2022

As we think about taking-on inaction on larger topics, such as global warming, it is not only fair to ask “how many must die before we get serious” – it may be *the* essential question to ask.

GOP’s deal with the Devil leads to this week’s fatwa against the FBI

August 13th 2022

This week the GOP issued a fatwa to violently oppose the FBI. From former President, to official and media the call was amplified, in a party which has waited for generations to ‘use the guns’. This isn’t random; it is not hidden, and its not over.

URLs are NFTs weak link: so those million-dollar NFTs may end up looking like 404-error pages

February 20th 2022

In the tulip mania of the 1600s, there were at least real bulbs. The weakness of conventional URLs being recorded in the blockchain, is that these links are more like maps to where some of those expensive bulbs might still be buried, if they where ever really of value at all.

Loyalty in healthcare and empathy for all

August 26th 2021

Over the last few months I’ve been working with our healthcare team to help clients think about customer loyalty, trust, and the ways brands earn this and measure their progress. This is likely the start of a few posts to our work on this.

Rutgers Customer-Centered Management mini-MBA now to run in October and February

July 18th 2021

Each year the line-up of talented customer-centric leaders who teach the Rutgers mini-MBA and Customer-Centric Management just gets better. There are nine of us this year – making it more like a conference than a class.

Get rich quick? NFTs build a business on bragging rights for COVID-euphoric investors

March 24th 2021

If you’re scratching your head about the digital tokens (NFTs) that are being used to buy $33,000 tennis shoes and 60 million dollar digital art pieces you’re not alone. Here is a quick take on what they are, where they can go wrong, and what this says about life on the road to pandemic recovery.

Why This Week’s Roblox IPO Should Be of Interest, Even to Non-Gamers

March 8th 2021

Roblox should be on your radar as a force in culture, creativity, and consumerism. Its direct listing IPO, scheduled for Wednesday, shows how highly relevant companies don’t need a flood of promotional dollars to position themselves as valuable brands.

Fauci may have quietly averted a 9/11 scale disaster – only experts can say

February 26th 2021

The informed voice of uncertainty is easy to miss. But in a world of complexity, it must be celebrated. New research suggests Dr. Fauci’s reluctance to reach beyond research to guess his way to policy may have saved us from catastrophe; only experts and the perspective of time will tell.

Deception creates its own harm: Facebook shouldn’t know if you’re ovulating; voting shouldn’t be rooted in lies

January 14th 2021

Facebook gained the ability to see if users were ovulating, but the FTC put an end to this practice….because deception causes marketplace harm. Perhaps it’s time for voters to have consumer protections similar to what they enjoy in commerce from the FTC.

Telehealth is becoming a built-in part of healthcare’s service design: presentations and lawsuits show its growth path

November 4th 2020

Telehealth may have grown in response to the COVID pandemic, but large health systems, payers, and service providers are building virtual health capabilities as a permanent change to healthcare. Hear a dozen telehealth leaders, read research, and catch my interpretation of a recent lawsuit – which together suggest the direction of change in virtual care.