Author Archives: markkolier

About markkolier

Futurist, entrepreneur, left lane driver

When doing nothing means doing something

I am increasingly conscious of when I am doing nothing. Meditation can come in a variety of methods and forms. The constancy of being engaged with something, anything, can lead to a downward spiral of that never-ending ability to do … Continue reading

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The time is now for video calling at home and at work

Last November I posted about whether or not I was going to buy a Facebook Portal device. I ended up doing so and had a smaller one sent to my daughter who lives in Chicago. This past Monday evening my daughter … Continue reading

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25 books I read in 2018

I still read about half of the books digitally on my tablet through Amazon Kindle, and the other half is a combination of library, borrowed from friends, gifts, and purchased hardcovers and paperback books. Riding trains between Manhattan and the … Continue reading

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Do I want to buy a Facebook ‘Portal’ device?

Having a daughter that lives in a city located almost 1,000 miles away is sometimes frustrating. I miss her and wish I could see her and spend time with her more often. And I know I am in good company … Continue reading

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Direct-to-Consumer marketing is not as easy as it might seem

I’ve been involved with DTC for a large part of my career.   I met and did some business with Lillian Vernon a good number of years ago, and if you don’t know her or her company you might find that … Continue reading

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Will smartwatches become ubiquitous?

I don’t know if it’s the same for people living outside of a major urban area, but there are increasing amounts people of all ages wearing smartwatches (and in particular Apple watches). While I am still not a giant fan … Continue reading

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Reading is faster than podcasts – and everything else

I’ve come around on Podcasts, (or is it podcasts?), except when it comes to the fact that they are called Podcasts.   A bit more on that later. It’s a well-known fact that people can read faster than they can talk, … Continue reading

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