Should We Be Moving Towards Offering Free Telemedicine Consults?
Should telemedicine consultations be given away for free? After all, at $40 a visit, remotely diagnosing and treating patients using technology could drastically lower healthcare costs by replacing a $1,200 emergency room visit for routine care. The cost difference is a compelling argument for free telemedicine. A 2014 analysis by Willis Towers Watson indicates that […]
Why HR Leaders Need to ‘Walk the Walk’ Before Adopting Health Apps
HR and benefits leaders charged with balancing employee needs with organizational goals often find themselves asking employees to take more responsibility for their day-to-day health and well-being. For example, employees with chronic health conditions are identified and encouraged to seek treatment and adhere to doctors’ orders such as taking prescribed medicines and making — and […]
Adult Learning with Technology: a Market Ripe for Innovation
Interest from investors in education technology startups has reached an all-time high. Venture and private equity funding in the segment reached $1.87 billion in 2014, up 55 percent over the previous year, according to CB Insights, a venture capital database. But, if we dig a little deeper, we find that the bulk of spending was […]
Big Data Doesn’t Guarantee Your Next Job
The Wall Street Journal recently ran a story entitled, Big Data Gets Master Treatment at B-Schools. For sure, data analytics are critical when you get into any managerial job today — and incredibly critical in marketing and social media. The article noted that “B-school students can’t get enough of big data. Neither can recruiters.” Perhaps big […]
Mark Zuckerberg 2.0: Connect Another Billion People
In 2012, Mark Zuckerberg declared that it should be a fundamental right to access the Internet. Yet, less than three billion people have Internet access. With a world population of more than seven billion – we have a four billion person Internet gap. If even a billion new people were privy to Zuckerberg’s “fundamental right,” it could drive global […]
What Einstein Might Say After People’s Climate March
Today was the People’s Climate March in NYC. Initial estimates show that 400,000 people descended upon Manhattan just preceding the 2014 U.N. General Assembly (and about 1 million worldwide). The organizers of the march who want change picked an opportune time to get the message out. But as I paraded along with others, I was […]
“No One Should Die of Cancer” – Harry Gruber
Harry Gruber makes it clear that as CEO of Tocagen, he is simply leading a world-class team, bigger than himself, at the forefront of the next generation for treating cancer. Harry has a history of leading teams to solve complex problems. Yet, while the problems he seeks to solve are complex, he can describe a mission […]
Jimmy Fallon, Elon Musk Lead An Overlooked Generation X
In case you were out cold the past month or so, here’s news: Jimmy Fallon is now the host of the Tonight Show. And, if you’ve heard of Tesla, the electric car company, Elon Musk is its founder – plus the founder of a rocket ship company, SpaceX. Jimmy Fallon was born in 1974. I […]
With $19 Billion, Does WhatsApp Really Care About Culture?
At $19 billion, Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp is monumental. And at $19 billion, why would Jan Koum, who just sold his mobile messaging platform, care about meshing with the Facebook culture? While I don’t know him, I do know he does not have to care about meshing with the Facebook culture. But, the people who […]
Tesla Range Anxiety?
Do you know someone who bought a Tesla, and immediately started asking about a new electric car epidemic: “range anxiety?” Range anxiety is simply having anxiety that your car’s electric power will be drained before you reach a charging station. So, when range anxiety is a real concern, people who do buy a Tesla, still […]