When to bail water, and when to bail out

Tipped over King chess piece with words "when to give up"

Never give up, never surrender; 3 feet from gold; blah, blah, blah. Cliches and advice abound on why you only fail if you give up. It’s a lie. There is a razor-thin line between finding success from the “never give … Continued

Covid-19 Is A Healthcare Disruption Catalyst

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Imagine the same scrappy startup ingenuity that bore Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Apple entered the field of medicine. Wouldn’t that be something? But the biggest reason startup innovation has eluded healthcare for so long is the FDA’s current structure. As … Continued

Working From Home Won’t Become Our New Normal

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Will “work from home” become more common? That’s the question many workers are asking as we grapple with the great disruption. But for those hopeful pajamas are the future workplace outfit of choice, don’t get your hopes up. Like I … Continued

Spend Time On Stories, Not Money On Digital Ads

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A few years ago Proctor & Gamble cut their advertising, and their sales actually went up. People hate being advertised to and in some cases actually avoid the companies that irritate them with ads, explained Michael Brenner, author of Mean … Continued

Why Don’t Journalists Cite Sources?

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As a comms guy, one question has surprised me as of late, but given our bizarre state of news isn’t unexpected. Why don’t journalists cite sources? There are a few simple reasons — some are innocent, some are nefarious.  Reason … Continued

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