1/1/2011: The Beginning of the End for Healthcare as We Know It

By Mark Shea, MCDM

A wave of change has arrived for the health care industry. Even the most powerful representatives of health care, government and business will be unable to stop this incoming tide. I can say this with relative certainty because I am a Baby Boomer. 79 million people, 26% of the US population, are about to get old. According to Pew Research, as of January 1, 2011, 10,000 Baby Boomers per day are having their 65th birthday. This will continue for the next 19 years.

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Review of The Wealth of Networks

In “The Wealth of Networks,” published in 2006 Yale University Press, Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler describes a new model of economic production that he calls the networked information economy. He maintains that the declining price of computation, communication, and storage have placed the material means of information and cultural production in the hands of a significant fraction of the world’s population – on the order of a billion people around the world. Continue reading

Tapping the Turk

I have $200.00 burning a hole in my pocket. Once it occurred to me that I could get 10,000 people to do something as inane as draw a sheep for me for the low, low price of .02 cents per sheep, my week has not been the same. It just seems like too much fun. But what will it be? Continue reading