Archive for the Future Category

E-Book Tidal Wave: The Future Has Arrived

Posted on May 21, 2010 by

The e-book digital revolution is sweeping the world and altering the playing field for the book industry disrupting the traditional publishers who have dominated for a century. Electronic books comprize only 5% of the market today but are accelerating exponentially. By the end of 2012 digital books will exceed 25% of unit sales and another […]

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SEC Creating World Class Whistleblower Program

Posted on April 8, 2010 by

The Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress are ramping up new laws and programs to create a world-class whistleblower program for the SEC which will replace the current one which will reward informants of violations that lead to penalties of more than $1 million. More to come on this.

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What happens if political gridlock kills healthcare

Posted on March 8, 2010 by

Few have projected the details of what will occur if the current healthcare initiatives are stalemated in Washington. There has been some general talk of costly overruns for Medicare and a significant increase in interest rates as well as a depressed stock market but these hallmarks really don’t mean much. I would like someone to […]

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China Dispatch-A desire to know Americans

Posted on February 26, 2010 by

Yesterday, my wife and I were heading to the Shanghai Museum and on the way in a young Chinese woman in her early 20’s and her male friend came over and offered to take our photo. Her friend was a childhood buddy from their hometown a couple of hours a way and they both proceeded […]

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Dispatch from China–Many Loved Children

Posted on February 18, 2010 by

I am in the Shanghai airport traveling to Kunming after three glorious days of the Chinese New Year in Shanghai. The world dynamic aside for the time being, the Chinese mothers and fathers and grandparents I see here hold and kiss their children as if they will not see them for many years. They dote […]

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Posted on February 2, 2010 by

Soon I will be traveling to Kungming China with my daughter, who will spend six months studying the Chinese culture and the Chinese public health system. I figured I’d better read some books about China since I know dangerously little and what little I do know comes from our news media. Martin Jacques, a Professor, […]

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Posted on January 16, 2010 by

An asteroid 30 to 50 feet across will pass by the Earth at just more than one-third the distance between the Earth and the moon on Wednesday. That’s the closest near-Earth object approach currently known between now and the flyby in 2024 of a similar-size object known as 2007 XB23. The new asteroid, called 2010 AL30, […]

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Google: Glimmer of a Soul?

Posted on January 13, 2010 by

Following on the heels of Google’s announcement that it may pull out of China, Joe Schoendorf, a Partner at Accel Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm told the New York Times “Google has Microsoft on the ropes, and China is arguably the world’s most important market outside of the U.S. You don’t walk away […]

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Why Does Denmark Lead the Way for Digital Healthcare?

Posted on January 12, 2010 by

Denmark has spearheaded the use of electronic healthrecords and use of telemedicine via the internet to assist doctors in treating their patients. There are a number of telemedicine projects allowing monitoring patients in their home saves doctors an average of 50 minutes a day in administrative work. Apparently Denmark’s success may relate to its small […]

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Posted on December 28, 2009 by

Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it’s lonely here,
there’s no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby…

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