Why Most Trends Don’t Matter (And 15 New 2014 Trends T ...

Feb 20, 2014

If you believe the typical trend declarations for 2014 – this is going to be the year of big data, wearable devices, and ubiquitous tablets. These are the facts we have heard over the past two months presented as big insights for the coming year. There are only a few problems with these so called

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Carehacking And 14 Other Predictions For The Future Of Healt ...

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Dec 12, 2013

Empowerment. Technology. Innovation. ePatients. These are just some of the buzzwords being frequently used in global discussions about healthcare. Every day there are new media reports about the failures and successes of those leading and shaping healthcare industry. Meanwhile, people battling illness are having deeply personal and unique experiences — far removed from the public

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16 Ways To Make Social Media More Effective

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Dec 05, 2013

If I said I never used anything I learned in algebra class, I’d be lying. In my career as a marketer and communicator, I’ve never had much use for sophisticated math. But I have had plenty of use for the life lesson that algebra offered – of being forced to do something uninteresting simply because

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BOOK LAUNCH: ePatient 2015 – 15 Surprising Trends Chan ...

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Oct 01, 2013

Today I launched ePatient 2015 – 15 Surprising Trends Changing Healthcare, my newest book focused on the future of healthcare. It might seem like an odd project for me to launch – being a marketing guy. This is the unexpected story of why and how I did it (along with my co-author Fard Johnmar), and

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ePatient 2015: A New Research Report On The Connected Patien ...

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Mar 25, 2013

The FDA might be accidentally brilliant. Every now and then for the past several years, that thought has crossed my mind. Without context, it may seem like a strange conclusion to make about any government agency. For anyone who was there in DC on November 12, 2009 when the FDA held their first public hearing

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The Alignment Gap, Concierge Marketing And The Future Of Age ...

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Feb 18, 2013

Summary: The story of why I decided to start the world’s first true “Concierge Marketing” service for large and mid-size brands. It all started because I knew the one thing I didn’t want to do. About three months ago I left my role at one of the biggest marketing agencies in the world and the

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2013 Trend – Healthy Content

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Dec 10, 2012

What’s the Trend? Healthcare organizations feel pressure to create more useful and substantial health content to satisfy increasingly empowered patients who have become unreachable through purely marketing or advertising messages. The “empowered patient” is a trend that has been growing for the past several years, and now historically slow moving healthcare organizations are finally starting

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How To Spot A Trend: 7 Social Media Trends That Matter In 20 ...

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Nov 28, 2012

There has been a single pink folder on my desk since January 15th of this year. That day matters to me for two reasons – first because its my birthday, and second because it’s the day when I start an empty folder with the intention of collecting ideas for my year end trend report. Then

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12 Powerful Ideas On Creativity & Business From The PSF ...

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Nov 02, 2012

Groucho Marx once quipped, “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” I always feel his sentiment just a little bit everytime I agree to speak at any event because I am passionate about trying to share the stage with people much smarter than I am. So when

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12 Big Trends Transforming The World Of Retail Right Now

Jul 23, 2012

Last week I had the chance to deliver a keynote presentation at a merchandising event put on for some of the largest retailers in the US by the trade association Shop.org.  I shared some trends built upon consumer behaviour and incorporating some startups that are getting a lot of attention right now.  I don't share

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