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The 8 Lessons Learned From COVID-19, But They Won’t Last

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With life changing significantly almost overnight in early March 2020 due to COVID-19, there is a growing thought that we are entering an era of the “new normal”. The CoronaVirus has forced us to abruptly...
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Will face masks be the next big thing?

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Market research and human psychology predict if you should invest in this season’s hottest piece of PPE I know what you’re thinking. “Should I invest in the hottest new AI-powered face mask startup from San Diego?” Personally, I’m...
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Voice is Creating the New Normal

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How big will voice-based interfaces become in 2020, and how will we use voice differently? This question is on the minds of behavioralists, technologists, and businesses everywhere as we all adapt to / create...
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Coronavirus and the forecast of change

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Thousands of people are dying, and millions of people have lost jobs. However, there are reasons to believe that the COVID19 epidemic will fade away over the next six months. There are many tactics...
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TDS diagnosis: Can’t you see — the elephant trampling in the piano is actually...

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:( Stupid me, I was thinking of Conspiracy and Fake News From reading the comments to Julio Vincent Gambuto’s excellent article Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting, I was struck by this comment which was very very to the point: “An excellent...
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Silver Lining: The World that the Disruption Created

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In the famous book by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson “Why Nations Fail” about creation of inclusive or extractive institutions in different countries, there is a section dedicated to the Black Death, or...
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Why We Must Use Tech For Good, Now More Than Ever

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COVID-19 has materially changed the way the world works. For the time being at least. The impact of the virus has been felt across the world, with many countries enforcing stringent lockdowns to help ‘flatten...
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We Are All in a Boat, But Not in the Same Boat

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What can we learn from the crisis , and how can we come stronger out of the corona crisis? "We are all in the same boat now." - Yes, that is partly true: We are in a boat, or on a ship. We...
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Could Machine Learning and NLP Have Predicted Oil’s Crash? The Answer is YES.

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A guide on how to combine Machine Learning and NLP to successfully predict the COVID-19 lead oil crash. On April 20th, 2020, futures for WTI (Crude oil’s U.S. benchmark) reached for the first time in history negative...
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The Future of COVID Testing

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Pitfalls and opportunities We are all appalled by the feeble US response to the need for COVID testing. This failure was due to misaligned incentives. With no path to monetize infectious disease testing, we did...
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Who is gaslighting whom?

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In the past, we would talk about confusing, deluding, brainwashing, or messing with someone’s mind. Polish speakers would talk about making water out of someone’s brain. Today, the word for the same is “gaslighting.”...
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Defining ‘Life’ in the Time of COVID-19

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My wife and I are approaching a month of self-imposed isolation to avoid getting the coronavirus. We are both over 70 years old and have pre-existing conditions that make our fending off this disease...
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A NEW WORLD COMES (a COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic story): What might be the longer-term effects...

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We face a real but controllable crisis — a disease with very high infectiousness but moderate to low death rate (so long as hospitals and ventilator supplies hold out). While in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis...
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Crisis? 5 Principles For Startups To Still Raise Seed

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This is Part II of a series, Part I was Crisis? 3 Ways VCs Adapt. There is a global crisis going on as I write this article. It’s not the first, it won’t be the...
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[Tech in Covid-19] Digital ID – 1 Week, from Dev to Deploy

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Compared to the SARS outbreak 17 years ago, the Covid-19 outbreak is more severe in multiple ways, such as longer incubation time with limited or no symptoms, more contagious, multiple ways of infection. As progress...
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In the Age of COVID-19: A Seismic Shift in Sports

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Sports Organizations such as the UFC have long catered to live-audiences. With the Outbreak of COVID-19, that may soon change. Last night I watched UFC Fight Night 170 from a friend’s office space. In an...
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Does COVID-19 Mark the Beginning of The Next Great Recession? No.

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In my previous article, I listed many global and domestic problems that were being vastly ignored by the bullish market that will eventually lead to a global recession, the next great recession. Most of...