Five Technologies Coming Your Way

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Blog

Last month I attended The New York Times Global Forum hosted by columnist Thomas Friedman (author of The World is Flat).    This was a great day spent listening to luminaries and visionaries describe what’s going to happen in the world over the next two decades.    As an avid Sunday reader of The New York Times, I enjoyed what is best described as seeing the paper come alive on stage. While I took lots of notes on my iPhone, I want to share five technologies that I learned about that are on the way (well, the fifth one is already here).  Ingestible Computing  –  You will...

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CLEO 2012 (Optical Society of America)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Engagements

CLEO 2012 (Optical Society of America)

May 9, 2012 (San Jose, CA) Speaking | “Femtosecond Technology Comes of Age in Ophthalmology” During the past decade, the femtosecond laser has emerged to become widely used in refractive surgery.  This process began with LASIK and now continues with cataract surgery, the two most widely performed surgical procedures (elective surgery and traditional surgery, respectively) in the US and likely worldwide.  This talk will review the history of commercialization of this technology. Panel Description: The introduction of femtosecond lasers to improve vision has revolutionized...

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Made in America: The Return Of Innovation

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Videos

Made in America: The Return Of Innovation

Made in America: The Return Of Innovation   If you find yourself wondering what’s happened to innovation and the ability for Americans to invent new products, you will want to watch this video tour of Tech Shop SF, a member-based place (Kinda like your high school woodshop… on steroids!) where people can bring their dreams to life by prototyping new product concepts. Have you seen that little “square” that attaches to the iPhone and iPad for credit card transactions? It was invented at Tech Shop, and it is among hundreds of new ideas coming to the marketplace....

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Ideas in Action: Learn about the Experience Economy

Posted by on Jun 17, 2009 in Blog

June 2009 An Interview with Jim Gilmore A Trip Down LASIK’s Memory Lane     An Interview with Jim Gilmore In writing a regular column on marketing over the years, what I’ve come to appreciate is that great marketing typically boils down to how well you serve the needs of your customer. Two years ago I hit upon a motherlode while reading The Experience Economy, by Jim Gilmore and Joe Pine. These two economists described how companies and individuals are creating greater value in our economy and helping sustain its growth. The book’s message is highly durable, and...

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Incorporating Premium IOLs Intro Practice: No Excuses

Posted by on Mar 23, 2009 in Article, Published Works

Incorporating Premium IOLs Intro Practice: No Excuses

It is a question of language and lifestyle, not technology and the economy. We are several years into the commercial launch of the premium IOL channel, and the discussion about why these lenses’ modest market penetration is not higher seems to center on two culprits: the technology and the economy… Tags: premium, Market, Cataract, Patients, surgery, surgeons, Technology, Cataract surgery, Money, Economy Download the full article   ...

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