Author Archives: markkolier

About markkolier

Futurist, entrepreneur, left lane driver

CVS/Aetna deal – would it be better for overall patient health?

What apparently started as a defensive maneuver against the portent of Amazon.com entering the health and wellness marketplace is now to be ruled upon as to whether or not the purchase of Aetna by CVS is anti-competitive and will be … Continue reading

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Set Phasers to Stun

I didn’t watch the original run of Star Trek with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and crew, as I was just a bit too young. But in those days there were plenty of reruns and I watched each and every episode. … Continue reading

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Why it’s more important now than ever to help build trust between U.S. and Chinese businesses

It’s not only because the leaders of the two countries are promoting Nationalist agendas. In the 3 years since I last visited China, Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated his power, which was further enhanced by his actions at the … Continue reading

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A lack of marketing is not helping digital editions

I ride a train to and from New York City most of the days of the month. It takes over an hour on the train itself. I make an effort to pass the time reading all sorts of things. I … Continue reading

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Restaurants and dynamic pricing

Most people are quite familiar with the concept of dynamic pricing.  If you’ve ever bought a plane ticket or rented a car you know exactly the meaning of dynamic pricing, more demand, the higher the price, lower demand, a lower … Continue reading

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To protest is something to champion

Boomers got to where they are today in their own unique way. From reciting the Pledge of Allegiance each morning in school, to singing My country Tis of Thee also in school, to watching Superman reruns starring George Reeves where … Continue reading

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How Pro Sports teams act like startups

I’ve written that even start-up companies need to have a revenue generation model.  The idea that ‘If you build it, they will come” is rarely successful outside of Facebook and LinkedIn.  Startups need to show how their future success prospects … Continue reading

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