Author Archives: markkolier

About markkolier

Futurist, entrepreneur, left lane driver

Sleep as business currency

I recently finished UC Berkeley Neuroscientist and Professor Matthew Walker’s interesting book Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams. I’m particularly interested in how much people sleep (or don’t sleep) and have written a few blog posts … Continue reading

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A portable professional life after two weeks

Now that road trip #1 has been over for nearly a week and I’m for a month ‘living’ out west 3,250 miles from home base, it’s real. And disrupting. And I love it. I wake up and a at work … Continue reading

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A portable professional life

I’m about to embark on an extended (6 weeks) “working while out-of-the office experience”. I don’t expect to work any less than I normally do which is to say – I’ll be working a lot. Meeting in person with clients … Continue reading

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What if our agency prefers not to specialize?

My business partner and I run a small marketing and advertising ‘shop’ with an office on Madison Avenue. Yes we’re Mad Men. Ok that’s out of the way. We’re successful and have been growing our business over the past few … Continue reading

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19 books I finished in 2017

Each year I post about the books I’ve been able to finish within the year. There’s a part of me that believes ‘You are what you read”.   Some years ago I realized that I was not reading much aside from … Continue reading

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The 21st Century U.S. Postal Service has not yet arrived

Managing complex print and mail projects was something I did for nearly thirty years. A large aspect of those thirty years was spent figuring out how to minimize the cost of postal mail. On a project-by-project basis postage often was … Continue reading

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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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