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Learning from Uber and AirBnB

My interview with Brian Walsh is over. He summons an Uber, and shows me his phone. The driver has a 4.7 rating. Reliable.

Disruptive startups like Uber,  969 more words

Nonprofit Organizations

The Negative Feedback Loop - The Absolute Fundamental Principle Governing All Life Processes

I was asked this week in my current work role to give a welcoming address to the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa later this year as the University of the Free State is hosting their annual conference this year. 1,580 more words

Science

Evaluating nonprofits: If not overhead, then what?

In the summer of 2013, in a remarkable development that was little noted outside of the world of philanthropy, Guidestar, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance… 1,052 more words

Nonprofit Organizations

Why Nonprofit Chronicles

Not long ago, I met Brett Jenks, the chief executive of a global conservation organization called Rare, over coffee at Peet’s, near my home in Bethesda, Md. 1,773 more words

Nonprofit Organizations

The Wow of Wearables


The hype around wearables is deafening.  I say this from the perspective of someone who saw their application in chronic illness management 15 years ago. Of course, at that time, it was less about wearables and more about sensors in the home, but the concept was the same. 821 more words

Connected Health

Anxiety as a feedback loop

Douglas Hofstader has claimed that “I am a strange loop”. While I’m not sure I agreed with everything he was saying there, I do think that feedback loops play an important part in our mental health. 805 more words

Anxiety