Blog Archives

Human factors make voice interfaces digital healthcare’s next big shift

March 30th 2020

Voice interfaces are beginning to take their place in healthcare, offering continuous, easier engagement for providers and patients. These human factors frame this channel’s unique benefits and requirements.

Everything will be fine, unless something foreseen happens – risks and growth in the era of Covid-19

March 28th 2020

Covid-19 may both be the cause to change parts of life that have been overdue for a rethink, and the start of a Malthusian catastrophe. What big changes do you think coronavirus will cause?

Investors have nowhere to hide — but here are some starting points

March 19th 2020

Sure investors seem to have no safe place to park there wealth, as is illustrated in a handful of charts. But you have options, I suggest two of them here….and a wonderful WSJ newsletter to give you economic insights as well.

As world banks cut rates to zero – investors face a harsh set of opportunities

March 16th 2020

Change and uncertainty are why we have equities markets. Global markets are becoming treacherous to investors who may not realize how fast non-market events can change daily life for everyone. I offer a few investing thoughts for the difficult days ahead.

Bankruptcy should end the BSA, but not Scouting in America

February 20th 2020

The problem with Scouting isn’t the lawsuits, it’s the culture and structures that failed to address the needs of victims and boys. In this post, I recommend that its time for Scouting in America to leave the hold of the BSA. Yes, that’s possible. Your Congressional representative in fact, can vote to do just that.

Time’s come to make pay equity for bio-health marketers a platform for change

February 2nd 2020

A recent survey shows women leaders in bio-health marketing make less than half as much as men; the difference is staggering. Rather than debating causes, its time to gather facts and be more open about this challenge.

The week a gun rally in Virginia became a Trumpy version of MLK’s dream

January 21st 2020

This year MLK Day mixed with a gun-rights rally, the American culture war, and real mass shootings. I’ve said that America’s greatest export is non-intentional irony, but nothing this week seemed to lack intent.

Trust and relationship come from the humanity of pause

January 2nd 2020

I took this week away from social media, so I could travel to San Francisco anbd care for a friend who is nearing the end of his life. These thoughts on the humanity of pause build on earlier ideas I’ve shared fro Erazim Kohak, and were inspired by the book Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman.

The week raising the smoking age, extending family leave, and funding research on gun violence was obscured by history

December 22nd 2019

Along with the healthcare-related news in the headline, there’s also a description of research showing the psychiatric impact of school shootings on classmates.

Santa’s privilege check: Kringle rethinks the ‘Naughty or Nice?’ list in a remarkable mental health ad

December 20th 2019

Our most meaningful work will almost never arrive wrapped in RFPs. Take a look at this beautiful ad by Weiden + Kennedy for the National Alliance On Mental Illness. Its a gift.