Author Archives: markkolier

About markkolier

Futurist, entrepreneur, left lane driver

E-mail communication during a Global Pandemic

I belong to two gyms one of which is $10/month and the other in New York City is more expensive but not crazy. I have not been to either gym since March, and I am in no hurry to get … Continue reading

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Fine dining and face masks don’t go together

Like many people during the Coronavirus pandemic I’ve missed going out for meals at restaurants.  Living in the Greater New York City area offers an unending array of excellent restaurants serving great food from all over the planet. Great and … Continue reading

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Building good teams cannot rely entirely on remote workforces

I was on a Zoom call recently (as are so many people these days), with some long-time friends.  The discussion naturally centered around the impacts and effects of Coronavirus on people today and in the future.  One of my friends … Continue reading

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Coronavirus gives telemedicine a giant push forward

While I grew up long after the family doctor made house calls, for me, the idea of telemedicine was far-fetched at least until the advent of the Internet.  Today, millennials and Gen Z’ers are much less likely to have their … Continue reading

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One random reason I love baseball

March 26, 2020 was supposed to be MLB’s opening day. Weeks ago all baseball fans learned that the 2020 season would be delayed due to the novel Coronavirus. Still all day on the 26th I was thinking about how much … Continue reading

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Road trip over – back in the office

The five-day trip back east from the California desert was a breeze.  We drove not more than 10 hours in any one day. Most days were between 8 and 10 hours.  Weather was not an issue at all which was … Continue reading

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On the road again

The call of the highway is always there for me.  Fortunately, my wife seems to enjoy long road trips as much as I do.  I’ve written about long road trips on a few occasions and as it’s the day before … Continue reading

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Most jobs that can be done by a robot are not good jobs

All jobs that can be done by a robot instead of a human are, ultimately, vulnerable jobs.  That does not mean that all of those jobs SHOULD be done by robots.  The race for technological innovation has always been linked … Continue reading

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Why I have always underestimated the benefits of bowling

Not far from where I live in the NYC suburbs, a new mall has opened which in and of itself is unusual in the U.S. today.  It’s easy to write about the demise of malls which has been mostly the … Continue reading

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Not all Boomers are OK Boomers

Memes can be funny and cutting at the same time.  But they can also generalize to the max. Given that I am a baby boomer I am very aware of the different ways Boomers process and react to the current … Continue reading

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