Author Archives: markkolier

About markkolier

Futurist, entrepreneur, left lane driver, baseball lover

Let’s help save restaurants but restaurants can also help themselves

We’re more than 8 months into the Covid-19 pandemic, and owner-operated as well as chain restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen and Le Pain Quotidien,have gone bankrupt or out of business altogether. Many other chains are on the brink or worse. … Continue reading

Posted in Marketing stuff | 2 Comments

Commuting, working, eating & living in metro NYC during a mature pandemic

It is safe to say that these are no longer the early stages of the global 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.  I have been asked a number of times ‘what’s is it like in and around New York City?’  Until recently, aside … Continue reading

Posted in Marketing stuff | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Digital natives have an advantage during the Coronavirus pandemic

If you are under 40 you are a digital native.  Most of the under-40 group has been online since at least their teenage years. Having been attached to screens and aspects of the virtual world has made this group much … Continue reading

Posted in Disruption, Living in the World Today, Marketing stuff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The point I missed about podcasts

A couple of years ago I posted that I liked podcasts well enough but felt that since I could read so much faster than I could listen.. Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Marketing stuff | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dining out and going back into the cave

A recent post was about fine dining restaurants and face masks not going well together. Well I have an admission to make. About ten days ago I went to a restaurant.  AND I wore pants!  My wife and I met … Continue reading

Posted in Marketing stuff | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Communication, Marketing stuff, Professionalism | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dining, Restaurant Marketing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Living in the World Today, Managing people, remote work | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Healthcare | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Baseball | Tagged , , | Leave a comment