Revolutionaries like Apple, Threadless, Etsy, Whole Foods, American Apparel, and Google are already reinventing better ways to grow – from the grass-roots up. The Smart Growth Manifesto – Umair Haque – HarvardBusiness.org (via fred-wilson) Continue reading

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91,000 people (including their families) became uninsured this week

Only 9% of people purchase COBRA insurance after losing their jobs. 100,000 people were laid off this week…91,000 people and their families became uninsured just this week. Of course they could purchase COBRA and spend 84% of their unemployment pay on health insurance. Not a pretty picture. 91,000 people (including their families) became uninsured this week Continue reading 91,000 people (including their families) became uninsured this week

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The Economics of Giving It Away

Really looking forward to Chris Anderson’s new book. I think there’s a lot of merit to the freemium model for technology. I know it works on me for things I deem valuable. My subscriptions include eMusic, Flickr, Action Method. Things I would gladly pay for: Tumblr, Google Reader, Google Docs, gMail, gCal, Tripit, Kayak. The Economics of Giving It Away Continue reading The Economics of Giving It Away

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How Hello Health Uses Today’s Technologies To Get Back To Old-School Relationships | FYIndOut

Here is an interview I recently did…check it out for some more details on Hello Health. How Hello Health Uses Today’s Technologies To Get Back To Old-School Relationships | FYIndOut Continue reading How Hello Health Uses Today’s Technologies To Get Back To Old-School Relationships | FYIndOut

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Consumers demand transparency and authenticity in financial services: implications for health

The current health care system is akin to the Madoff Scam or the reason behind our recession. Every transaction and cost is hidden from you in order to maximize the profits of the oligopoly. The health care system is entirely run on a purposeful lack of transparency in order to maximize profits. Most people don’t care because they’re not spending their own money directly on … Continue reading Consumers demand transparency and authenticity in financial services: implications for health