Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Often misunderstood, Redesign Health’s model is a very different way to create, fund and launch healthcare startups, but will it pay off over the long term? Typically, a story starts with what a company is. In the case of Redesign Health , perhaps it’s best to start with what it isn’t. Redesign Health is not a venture capital (VC) firm, despite the fact that it's often listed among other VCs in funding press releases . It’s not a startup studio or accelerator, even though it’s named as a partner in building many early-stage healthcare companies. Instead, Redesign Health styles itself as “a company that powers innovation in healthcare by developing technologies, tools, and insights that lower the barriers to change across the industry.” What does that mean? After conversations with Redesign Health CEO Brett Shaheen, in addition to other entrepreneurs in the Redesign Health family, the answer is seemingly … [Read more...] about Inside Redesign Health’s Bid To Change The Healthcare Innovation Cycle
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SEOUL (Bloomberg): When the going gets tough for Kim Jong-un, his regime likes to turn its TV cameras on the military, with glossy productions showcasing the missiles and manpower that North Korea tells the masses are protecting the nation. Since taking power a decade ago, Kim has brought new looks to state television, including drone footage, computer graphics, music video-style cuts and made-for-TV moments. This has helped him rally support for the state as it battles chronic food shortages and an anemic economy made even weaker by international sanctions imposed as punishment for testing nuclear bombs and missiles, some potentially capable of striking America and its allies. In his most recent state TV spectacle, for a weapons test on March 24, Kim is seen in dark sunglasses and a black leather jacket apparently ordering his army - in slow motion - to fire an intercontinental ballistic missile. This was released eight days after a failed ballistic missile launch near … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-un’s Hollywood makeover highlights new propaganda push
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin I’m Co-Founder of ROCKETECH , a software development company that converts business to digital form for customers. If you’ve ever had the idea of founding a startup, you’ve probably seen the thrilling guides with X steps on how to do it correctly (the internet is generous with advice). There are inspiring examples of big names who raised their garage startups to billion-dollar corporations. But if you dig deeper, you will also see that half of startups fail in their fifth year and that this adventure has a lot of hidden challenges. While “running out of money” and “no market need” are the on-the-surface reasons for these failures, many young entrepreneurs overlook the weight of the leadership model and scalable infrastructure . And running a startup is, in large part, about planning, creating regulations, writing instructions and hiring the right people. So what happens when your venture grows? Stage … [Read more...] about The Operational Approach: The Reverse Side Of Managing An IT Startup
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Technologists loves democracy. As an over-arching trend, we can say that IT product owners (be they individual software developers, wider teams or entire communities) want their technology services, applications and physical or virtual devices to become so widely adopted and ubiquitously deployed that they reach a level where they need to be democratized. The democratic process in these scenarios is not centered around ballot papers and votes (although it is in a cerebral and slightly neural sense, because ‘the next Twitter’ is only ever created through public perception leading to mass-market adoption), this is democracy in the sense of open to all, inclusive ease-of-use and freedom of access. In the modern era of computing – and let’s make that roughly the post-millennial web-centric cloud-native mobile-enriched age that typifies the last quarter-century - we have seen smartphone access, application usage and now even a … [Read more...] about ThoughtSpot Aims To Build The Democratic ‘Modern’ Data Stack
Let’s assume for a few minutes that the government’s attempt to block AT&T from buying Time Warner isn’t motivated by politics. advertisement advertisement Maybe the Department of Justice has a point: Putting the nation’s largest TV provider—and second-largest wireless carrier—in charge of the company that runs HBO and Turner networks could lead to higher prices and fewer choices. That, in turn, could weaken the factors that have allowed cord-cutting to flourish over the past few years–namely, a decline in traditional pay-TV viewers and a wave of new streaming alternatives. But even without AT&T, Time Warner could still move to increase its prices, especially if it turns around and merges with another major TV programmer. Unless the government becomes similarly opposed to mega-mergers between media companies–like the one that’s pending with Disney and Fox–cord-cutters could be worse off with or without a merged AT&T and Time Warner. Here’s … [Read more...] about AT&T And Time Warner: Why Cord-Cutters Could Get Screwed Either Way
Lounging poolside in 93-degree July heat as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” thrums through the patio speakers, Tony Fadell takes a sip of nonalcoholic beer and sinks far enough back into his chair that his belly peeks out from under his Lacoste polo. We’re in the backyard of his Woodside, California, home, not far from the tennis court, barn, and private forested driveway with a horse-crossing sign. The house itself is rather modest, a modern slice of heaven that Fadell spent five years searching for and then two years remodeling, filling its tall, white rooms with state-of-the-art technology and Art Basel–style furniture. He calls its design “classic California.” A 1969 Ford Bronco, which Fadell recently restored with original parts, sits out front. He and his family moved here two and a half years ago, and the place feels lived in–a few kids’ toys are splayed across the kitchen counter–but idyllic. advertisement advertisement Yet Fadell is still sniping at his … [Read more...] about The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple?