Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • “Two Women:” The Folly of a Youth-Obsessed Culture

    After graduating from college, like many young people contemplating the vast expanse of uncharted territory that would be their futures, I was in the mood for adventure. So I headed off to Alaska’s Denali National Park for a summer job. I worked in the snack shop, serving up burgers and ice cream to hungry hikers. […]

  • Number of shots believed to have been fired, assassinating John F. Kennedy 50 years ago today


  • Way to go, Miles! Way to save Gotham.

    President Obama to 5 year old Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient, Miles Scott, better known as “Batkid,” a leukemia patient (now in remission) whose wish was to be Batman for a day.

  • Snapchat’s $3 Billion Spurning of Facebook – A Question of Culture

    This week’s big tech news was that Snapchat turned down an all cash offer of $3 billion from Facebook according to The Wall Street Journal. First of all, to most reading this, let me ask the ultimate rhetorical question: “Who would turn down $3 billion?” My answer is most likely, no one. Regardless, let’s look at […]

  • Why BlackBerry Is No Burberry

    Research in Motion (RIM) officially changed its corporate name to BlackBerry on January 30, 2013. Having struggled for years, by August BlackBerry (BBRY) was limping along. The company announced that it had cut 100 jobs in Waterloo, Ontario. Spokesperson Rebecca Freiburger said it was “another step forward to scale our company correctly for new opportunities in mobile […]

  • On the Public Health Insurance Marketplaces: October 2013

    Federal officials, state representatives, nonprofit organizers, and uninsured individuals alike waited with baited breath for the October 1st rollout of public health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Now that we’ve let out that collective breath, let’s look back on the first month and learn what it meant for the states. All 34 states […]

  • People Love the Idea of Health And Wellness Mobile Apps… But We’re Not Actually Using Them Yet

    With the amount of money being spent on health care in America — and our general enthusiasm for all things mobile — you’d think there would be a huge and successful market for mobile apps that empower consumers to take control of their health and wellness. But according to a report by the IMS Institute […]

  • Why Apple, Facebook And Google Should Hire Students From This Suburb Of Detroit

    I visited the Detroit area recently for a meeting of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. Our host was Utica Community Schools, a district serving 28,600 students in Sterling Heights, Michigan. After visiting an elementary school and a high school, it hit me: Apple, Facebook and Google should hire students from Sterling Heights. Why […]

  • India’s IT Firms Face Challenges: China Is Not One Of Them

    To remain competitive globally over the long haul, Indian IT companies must enhance efforts to expand their geographic footprint and move up the value chain. Chinese IT services firms will one day pose a threat to the Indian IT services industry in its quest to keep and grow customers in North American and Europe. That […]

  • Private Health Insurance Exchanges, Are You Ready? (Video)

      Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) — Bryce Williams, managing director at Towers Watson, and Stanley Crouch, CIO at Aegis Capital, discuss the health insurance exchange business with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)   [Photo Credit: rosmary on Flickr via Creative Commons 2.0]