Category: Deeper study and knowledge

Universal Family Care

Nearly everyone I know is tasked with caring for an elder family member. Hawaii and Washington have passed legislation to help their residents. This bipartisan concern deserves national attention. Link Not surprisingly, Japan leads the way in tech for eldercare.

Observations about Cancer

This is a reference from a friend. Luke Coutinho is a nutritionist based in India specialized in holistic healing from cancer. Just another resource for anyone embarking on this journey. The Indian diet is not the worst, but it’s not much better than BBQ…

Giving up the driver’s seat

Great talk here. I’m used to being in the driver’s seat. When it comes to helping a relative get through cancer treatment, I’ve relented to doctors and medical experts. Let experts drive when necessary. This is especially true in the world of customer success.

Age of work peak? 60?

Interesting article by social scientist Arthur Brooks. Air traffic controllers are forced to retire at 56. In Japan, CEOs power through their 70s and 80s. I’ll never forget giving a tech demo to Yashiro-San who became CEO of Shinsei Bank at 71 and still serves as…

RIP Newstands

Less than 20% of newstands remain in NYC from their peak in the 1950s. Link Only nostalgia remains for business travelers like me who were addicted to the experience of buying a newspaper and a morning bagel for the subway ride. All eyes including…

The Trouble with Meetings

People analytics @Microsoft discovered the culprit behind employee dissatisfaction. According to this NYT article, the meeting culture was out of control. NYT article An average of 27 hours per week were set aside for large meetings in one division. Self-driven work time @Microsoft got…

Oncora Medical

The startup Oncora Medical helps track existing patient data at MD Anderson for clinical decision support. Incredible user insights have been achieved through a myriad of cloud technologies over the past three decades. Yet, healthcare data has been difficult to parse. Enjoyed seeing this…