Archive for October 2016

Ali Parsa on affordable healthcare, machine learning and the future of data-driven wellness – Mike Walsh

Ali Parsa, founder of Babylon Health, has created an extraordinary platform — an app-based service that cost-effectively connects top GPs with patients via their smartphones, and is the UK’s leading digital healthcare service. Babylon allows its users to book a video consultation with a GP in minutes, or message with a photo to receive an answer for simpler…

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The Mobile Skinner Box – Mike Walsh

The first time I visited South Korea in the early 2000s was like stepping off a subway into the future. Long before the iPhone arrived, I saw kids with sleek mobile devices equipped with live TV feeds, darkly lit Internet cafes packed with state of the art online gaming rigs, and a country obsessed with…

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Be an Optimist – Ty Bennett

As I have studied successful people, one of the common traits I find is optimism. Not naive or overdone – just a positive approach to life, leadership, challenges, and what is possible. Those who believe in positive results think the world looks bright.  They see the good in things and not just the bad. They…

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HOW TO BUILD A NANOSCALE COMPUTER – Mike Walsh

Moore’s Law, a prediction from 1965 that the number of transistors crammed into circuit would double every two years, has an expiry date. The problem is scale. The latest chips from Intel have silicon transistors with features as small as 14 nanometers. Theoretically you can have a feature as small as a single atom, but…

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Spartan Race with Cancer Survivor Christina Xiao Whitt – Robyn Benincasa

Written by Christina Xiao Whitt, Spartan Guest Writer I always wanted to run a Spartan Race, but I was always intimidated. So, instead, I would listen to the Spartan Up Podcast and to hear the stories of amazing, accomplished people sharing their journeys and successes. One day, Joe De Sena interviewed Robyn Benincasa, an ultra-endurance…

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Investments Lead To Stories – Ty Bennett

Investments in people lead to stories. And the stories that are told invariably build the influence and reputation of the one doing the investing. Think about it: -When you have exceptional service at a restaurant, what do you do? You tell the story. -When your boss does something extra special for you, what do you…

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The Rise of the Nanofactory – Mike Walsh

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to a group of scientists for the creation of molecular machines with potential application from drug delivery to smart materials and even artificial life. By linking molecules together to design everything from miniature motors to tiny muscles, they opened the way to an even bigger idea — building structures…

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