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Bellman by Leo Reynolds

Why First Impressions Don’t Matter Much

A great article by Andrea Petersen appeared in the Wall Street Journal Travel section last week outlining the “Hidden Ways Hotels Court Guests Faster.”  The article focused on all the ways that different hotel brands are trying to dazzle their guests with an excellent first impression. Hotel industry executives (myself included) were likely to be […]

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Just Full of Ideas by Cayusa

Innovation Lessons from the Idea Factory

Before Twitter, before Facebook, before Google, and before Apple, there was Bell Labs: “From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs—officially, the research and development wing of AT&T—was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world.  From the transistor to the laser, from digital […]

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Americans Come Together for a Healthier Future

Every ten years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services takes a collaborative approach to aligning health institutions from across the country on massive health goals.  The initiative is called “Healthy People” and every decade they invite people from a broad variety of health institutions to collaborate on identifying the most important health goals […]

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Heart Rate Monitor

Personal Biological Monitoring: The Future of Health Diagnostics

Two weeks ago, I attended the Global Spa Summit in Bali, Indonesia, where spa and wellness leaders from around the world gathered together to discuss trends for the future of wellness.  One surprising trend that came up again and again in multiple sessions during the summit was the concept of personal biological monitoring—people using technology […]

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