A Gentlewomen’s Guide to Making it in the Tech World

Jane, Alex, Susannah

Maybe it’s something in the water (or on Newsweek magazine covers), but I have been getting asked a lot lately for advice from young women about how to succeed in business and overcome the significant anti-female bias that still exists in many quarters, but especially in Silicon Valley and finance. The question often sounds like […]

New Tech Tonics Podcast: Featuring Geoff Clapp, CEO of Better

Geoff Clapp in his natural habitat

Announcing our 4th edition of Tech Tonics, the Podcast, available now by clicking HERE, watching the player below or on iTunes. Today’s Tech Tonics Podcast features Geoff Clapp, CEO of Better, Inc. From the apple growing community of central Massachusetts to the Apple Computer community of Silicon Valley, Geoff has been a lifelong high technology […]

Medical Comedy Relief: John Oliver on Prescription Drug Marketing


A recent Altarum Institute report says that healthcare spending is again on the rise. Among the contributors: drug prices, which are up 6.4% from December 2013 to December 2014. In contrast, hospital prices grew just 0.9% in 2014, according to the report. The arbiter of all things health related, comedian John Oliver, recently did a […]

Becoming a Consumer: My Brush with Patient Experience


Let me start this story by telling you the end: I am just fine. For those of you who like me, there is nothing to worry about and all is well. For those of you who don’t like me, sorry to disappoint you, but you’re stuck with me for a while. I’m telling you these […]

TechTonics, the Podcast: New Show with Michelle Snyder


Announcing our 3rd edition of Tech Tonics, the Podcast, available now by clicking HERE, watching the player below or on iTunes. Today’s show features an interview with long-time digital health entrepreneur Michelle Snyder.    Michelle is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Welltok, a company that works with  health plans and other population health managers to guide […]

The Princess Bride Guide to Entrepreneurship

Inigo Montoya, Vizzini and Fezzik

Last night I went to what might have been the most fun show I have ever attended: the 27th anniversary showing of the movie The Princess Bride. The event was done as a “quote along” where the audience shouts out the lines along with the movie. While I should probably pretend that I am impressed […]

New Edition of Tech Tonics, the Podcast: Aenor Sawyer’s 360 Degree View of Health Care

Tech Tonics

Announcing our second Tech Tonics, the Podcast show, available now by clicking HERE, watching the player below or on iTunes. This time we are lucky to feature Aenor Sawyer, MD to the show.  Aenor has had an unusual journey to and through the healthcare world. She has held the roles of physical therapist, physician, patient, […]

It’s All In Your Head


“Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” That quote is from the great philosopher and clinician, oh wait I mean 80’s post-punk rocker Adam Ant. Seriously. But he is so right on. Back in 1998 I was part of the management […]

Announcing Tech Tonics: The Podcast

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You’ve read our book – now experience our podcast! David Shaywitz and I are excited to announce the launch of  Tech Tonics, the Podcast, building on the success of Tech Tonics, the book.  Tech Tonics, the Podcast will be a twice monthly program focused on the people and passion at the intersection of technology and […]

CES 2015 Round-Up: In Search of Technology in Search of a Problem

Belty.  You can't make this stuff up

It was my second year attending the wild and crazy Computer Electronics Show and, particularly the Digital Health Summit. If you’re looking for outrageous innovation that makes you hit your head with the heel of your hand and say “WTF?” CES is the place for you. As if Vegas isn’t surreal enough without 150,000 nerd […]