Esther Dyson

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Are we our workers' keepers?

Are we our workers' keepers?

Yes, everyone knows personal health records are a really good idea. But no one uses them… Perhaps it’s time for a little libertarian paternalism: A coalition of employers is about to offer/push PHRs to their employees, which should result in healthier, better-informed employees and wealthier, better-served employers.

published December 4, 2006 by

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Seriosly interesting

Seriosly interesting

While the widgets and gadgets of Web 2.0 blur into one another in a whirl of user-generated everything, some interesting things are happening away from the buzz and fashion circuit. One case in point is Seriosity, a start-up funded by Alloy Ventures of Palo Alto.

published November 7, 2006 by

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Trip report: Kazakhstan

Trip report: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is no joke if you actually live there. It’s a relatively prosperous Central Asian country, booming with oil money but deficient in good government and cheap Internet service. Perhaps there’s a relationship…

published October 18, 2006 by

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Trip report - Dubai

Trip report - Dubai

I just came back from a visit to Dubai, where I went for a WPP board meeting. While I was there, I managed to get around a bit. Here are my impressions.

published September 26, 2006 by

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A quick tour of marketing magic

A quick tour of marketing magic

A client of CNET’s recently asked me to do a presentation on “important events in marketing,” and I got to thinking about it in the pool this morning.  Good marketing sings; it resonates with something that’s already in the recipient’s mind.

published September 12, 2006 by

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Zag steers new route to buying a car

Zag steers new route to buying a car

Zag plans to make money by lowering costs for both buyers and sellers of cars. That's fine...but dealers will face a shrinking channel - lower costs --> lower revenues --> lower staffing - just as travel agents and music publishers do.

published August 21, 2006 by

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