Author Archives: markkolier

About markkolier

Futurist, entrepreneur, left lane driver

Use Google Alerts to be in the know first

I am actually surprised that most people I know, don’t use Google Alerts to keep up with their employers, clients, prospects, and competitors. Google Alerts are emails sent to you when Google finds new results — such as web pages, newspaper … Continue reading

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Is it all over for Chinese companies doing business in the U.S.?

The recent and present tariff war between the U.S. and China (but not only China), is the most counter-productive thing that could have happened to Sino-American business interests. Yet it’s not as if it’s been clear sailing for Chinese companies … Continue reading

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What’s so wrong with being a niche business?

I’ve written about Blackberry a number of times since I started this blog but not since 2012 when I wrote – I’m waving bye-bye to Blackberry. I noted the features were awful, the battery life was poor, and the two-year … Continue reading

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The benefits of working remotely outweigh the disadvantages

I had a friend tell me that it seems my blog often touches on the experiences of driving automobiles. When I started writing this blog nearly 10 years ago I called it “The Way I See It”. Not the most … Continue reading

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Ready? Your Healthcare provider will be contacting you MUCH more often

Let me start by noting that I am excited and in favor of the use of telemedicine. The expectation is the delivery of timely and accurate care. As co-owner of a small business I am faced with the same healthcare … Continue reading

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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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