January 19th 2015
What is it about the human mind that makes it so attracted to the simplicity of rankings? Consider the case of Shimer College, and what happened when it was “objectively” named the worst college in America. And how intellectually bankrupt most college rankings turn out to be.
January 11th 2015
The idea that planning a two week party for nine years will somehow better our focus Boston’s civic efforts that responding to real needs is at once the most optimistic and cynical gambit imaginable.
December 30th 2014
As we sit here hungry for the brief pause between years, here are a dozen or so great starting points for setting your digital course over the next year.
September 29th 2014
No matter what else you may do, if you rely on digital technology – and who doesn’t – then you are in the software business too. And this carries implications for your business as it grows today — and in how this software gets updated and iterated in the future.
September 20th 2014
The world’s second most valuable Internet firm made its market debut yesterday. The ten most valuable tech companies are now close to evenly split between the US and China, setting up a possible duopoly between the business ecosystems in the two countries.
August 27th 2014
Working harder can only get you so far. Recent brain research explains why sleep is so vital, and why being well-rested just may be back in style.
May 28th 2014
Here are five macro-changes that are starting to driving systemic innovation in healthcare. Making empathy, design, medicine and business intersect for better value, outcomes, and patient experiences.
March 16th 2014
Taken together, this week’s news shows how the Internet is moving toward a more international “multi-pole” system of of influence, rather than the “America in the Middle” arrangement that has been its history to date.
February 5th 2014
From Dell to EdX, Columbia Sportswear to Red Bull — advertising is increasingly less about claiming value, and more about delivering it through memorable experiences. That’s the secret behind Zeno’s Paradox of Marketing.
February 3rd 2014
“What if there were no ads?” That was the question content marketers Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi asked in an episode of their podcast, This Old Marketing. It sounds like the start of John Lennon’s Imagine, but for marketers. What if there were just no ads?