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Why Diagnostics Is Hard: Three Extra Challenges And How Startups Can Still Succeed

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Diagnostics shares the same two key challenges as most of digital health. One, long sales cycles of 9-18 months into providers, often even longer for payors and pharma. Two, FDA approval that necessitates clinical...
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Korea’s AI·VR Smart Museums in 2021

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Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently announced that they selected 104 art museums for its '2021 Smart Museum' initiative. 86 public and 18 private museums will provide visitors with experience infused with...
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Depression Is One Companion I Can Do Without

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I am determined to shut the door when it comes knockin’. *Depression Hotline* *Crisis Text Line* I’ve been depressed most of my adult life, and I don’t know why. I take that statement back. There are clues...
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Politics of Licensing and Certification

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The Decades’ old Partisan instrument of Control of Scholars The purpose of licensing and certification that we see today dawns on establishing some form of professional quality and safety standards for goods and services furnished...
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When Did We Begin Worshiping War?

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Who we are is revealed by what we do and act. We Americans believe we are peace-loving and abhor war. However, our history suggests something different. When did we begin worshiping war? Maybe the...
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Virtual Fundraising For Startups — A Q&A

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Q&A with Eileen Wu Raise Partners CEO and Sand Hill Network Co-Founder, Former CNN and CNBC Reporter/Producer Has virtual fundraising leveled the playing field for international founders? Is it easier now for international founders to...
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Venture Capital is for the Elite only

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Our economy has changed. I see three significant trends. A significant number of youngsters, freshly out of school, want to become entrepreneurs. Corporate is not attractive, and the best talents no longer dream of...
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Reporting the News

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Access to factual information is critical for democracy. Control of information by a few is detrimental. Removing news from a profit-driven system is essential. Creating independent outlets free of profit-driven corporate control is vital...
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What would it take for a robot to lie when asked by a human?

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Big lies, little lies and lies of omission play an essential role in society. Without occasionally concealing our true opinions about people around us, we could never be able to create lasting social bonds....
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Why We Invested In Labelbox aka “The Pickaxe” Of The AI Revolution

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We just invested in Labelbox as part of their $40M series C led by B Capital, here is some of the coverage: Business Insider, VentureBeat, company's blog post. Tau Ventures is an AI-first fund...
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The New Humanitarianism; the modish Collective Consciousness

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A transformed Humanitarian concept from the Grassroots Public to Political Globalization Humanitarianism is a heated sentiment in the merit of human existence. It is the state of harmony where human beings exercise compassion by providing...
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Plato, tech giants, and start-ups have a secret recipe in common

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If I asked you, what you think, ancient Greek philosophy and modern innovation practice have in common, you would probably answer not a lot, if anything. But you would be surprised. The most successful methodologies applied...
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Gain Data from Each Conversation

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Intelligence pulls data together. In the realm of consumer intelligence, Talkwalker Middle East and Africa marketing executive Rami Deeb believes in putting that data to work one conversation at a time.  He has created digital...
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The Kids Are Alright: Why Gen-Zs Front-runners will Succeed, Because of the Odds

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You’ve probably heard some variation of the following phrase: “hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.”  Countless philosophers, writers, psychologists, and...
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Why We Invested In Decoded Health aka “A Medical Resident In Your Pocket”

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In January we invested in Decoded Health as part of their $4.5M seed led by Sierra Ventures. Tau Ventures is an AI-first fund in Silicon Valley investing primarily in seed but we occasionally take...
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How to evaluate growth stocks like VCs

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Two and a half factors to assess growth investments. This post will cover the following topics: The importance of being in the right market at the right time How hiring and people management is the...
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Five technology quotes that have impressed me

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People say that a picture is worth a thousand words. A single picture can say more about the world than an entire article. This has been the mantra for years of photojournalists who used...
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5 Powerful Ways to Increase Sales by Leveraging Data Effectively

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If you’re interested in increasing sales, utilizing the power of data could be the right move. Here are 5 ways to effectively leverage data for improving those sales.  With the advent of digitalization and technology,...
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Discriminate against curiosity, not age

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Here is what I suggest for 2021. Let your organization recruit for curiosity. Let your organization recruit for good questions. Within innovation let your organization consider junior and senior profiles with the quality of...
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Three fundamentals for a fulfilled life

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In 2020, I was part of a monthly class hosted by Business Mastery Club, an initiative sponsored by The Plenipotent Company. During one particular online class tagged Answers for your Business, one of the...