How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare For The 5G Era

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by Marc Fischer, Co-Founder and CEO of Dogtown Media There’s no shortage of hype surrounding 5G. Per the June 2019 Ericsson Mobility Report, “No previous generation of mobile technology has had the potential to drive economic growth to the extent that 5G promises.” Now, this potential is finally becoming a reality. 5G is poised to […]

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Disruptive Digital Pathology

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by Ken Powell, President, Genesis Business Development In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) are essential to health care delivery. Over 70% of all clinical decisions are based on an IVD result. While clinical diagnostic tests yield qualitative or quantitative results with corresponding normal ranges, anatomical pathology results produce a diagnosis, which is usually associated with cancer. Anatomical […]

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Pros & Cons of Developing Luxury Residences for Independent Hotels

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by Sebastian Moritz, Director at Moricon Consultants Ltd. and ResiSettle Ltd, partner at Gryphon Partnership   This article focuses on some of the challenges and opportunities independent hoteliers face when contemplating the addition of residences to their current business structure. As major brands are already heavily investing in the residential market – backed by well-known […]

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The Impact of Transformative Leaders

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by Joseph E. Fournier, President & Vice Chairman, Invenias Partners The only organ in the human body that has the capacity to regenerate is the liver. As little as 25% of the original liver can regenerate back to its full size. Organizations regenerate and transform too when they recognize that their current way of operating, […]

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The Evolution of Retail

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by Gerry Murphy, Founder of Pentalogy Marketing There are many headlines about the “Retail Apocalypse” and how it’s the end of the Retail landscape as we know it. This may be true, but I would rather consider the state of the market more as a Market Rationalization than a demise. There are many success stories […]

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German Start-ups in Troubled Waters?

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by Volker Beissenhirtz, Legal Partner at Schultze & Braun GmbH Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft While the public hype about start-ups is globally still unbroken, the recently cancelled IPO of WeWork indicates that there might be troubled waters ahead for start-ups. In Germany, a recent study shows that numerous fintechs have already run out of steam in recent years. […]

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How Wearables Are Fueling Healthcare Innovation

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by Marc Fischer, Co-Founder and CEO of Dogtown Media Wearables are making an unprecedented impact on the medical field. Users are able to form a more complete picture of their health, and physicians are able to glean insights and take action faster. Countless opportunities have opened up for innovators to improve how we manage medical […]

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Litigation Finance in the Post-Madoff World

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by Gary Chodes, Litigation Finance Industry Pioneer and founder of industry leaders Oasis, Courthouse Investments and Signal Funding We are now seeing substantial litigation financing activity involving brand name hedge funds players as well as publicly-traded closed-end funds and business development companies (”BDCs”). Activist investors and boards of directors may now use (or be exposed […]

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Sustainability Trends in Expedition Cruising

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by Hans Lagerweij, President of Albatros Travel THE CRUISE INDUSTRY AND SUSTAINABILITY   The cruise industry is a hot topic in the global sustainability conversation, often for unflattering reasons. Princess Cruises’ recent illegal dump of plastic material in the Bahamas highlights a history of environmental violations. The cruise industry’s carbon emissions are under scrutiny, as […]

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External Data Increases Information Governance Risks

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by Matthew Bernstein, Information Management Strategist at MC Bernstein Data Companies are more and more reliant on finding value in their data, while regulators, politicians, and the public are increasing their scrutiny of how companies use consumers’ data.   Massive amounts of available data, commoditized IT infrastructure (e.g., storage and compute), and presumed value to […]

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