• What Insurers Can Learn From Tech Giants

    What Insurers Can Learn From Tech Giants

    The competitive advantage of the world’s leading tech companies resides in the way they use data. Whether you’re searching the web for an answer to an obscure question, or you’re seeing ads for the exact product you’ve been thinking of buying, technology’s ability to anticipate our needs is becoming astoundingly accurate. Imagine if insurance companies could get this good at knowing who potential customers are, even at predicting a customer’s behavior and lifetime value. If insurers could apply big data and artificial intelligence as the leading tech companies, they could know right away which individuals are in their target customer segment, well before the bureaucracy of filed ratings and underwriting […]

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  • Leadership Presence

    What is the most important lesson you have learned about being a good leader? Developing Leadership Presence is the topic for Professor Lori Coakley’s class on Organizational Behavior next week at Bryant University. For this class, I was asked to share some things I’ve learned about developing leadership presence. I became a manager long before I felt ready at the ripe old age of 22. Taking a walk down memory lane has been a CRINGE-WORTHY rewind to 2002, remembering the many mistakes I made as a new leader. My biggest discoveries from my 20s: 1. Learn who you are as a leader by forcing yourself to get outside of your comfort […]

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  • 100 Books to Read Before You Die

    1984 by George Orwell, England, (1903-1950) A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Norway (1828-1906) A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert, France, (1821-1880) Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner, United States, (1897-1962) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, United States, (1835-1910) The Aeneid by Virgil, Italy, (70-19 BC) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Russia, (1828-1910) Beloved by Toni Morrison, United States, (b. 1931) Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin, Germany, (1878-1957) Blindness by Jose Saramago, Portugal, (1922-2010) The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, Portugal, (1888-1935) The Book of Job, Israel. (600-400 BC) The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor M Dostoyevsky, Russia, (1821-1881) Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann, Germany, (1875-1955) Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, England, (1340-1400) The Castle by Franz Kafka, Bohemia, (1883-1924) Children of Gebelawi by Naguib […]

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  • Will Amazon Pharmacy Disrupt Rx?

    5 Myths and What Amazon Pharmacy Will Mean For Your Wallet Let’s cut through all the confusing pharmacy jargon and get to the big idea-Amazon is not doing anything fundamentally different in the prescription drug space…yet. In November 2020, Amazon Pharmacy entered the world of prescription drugs-this is a market sized in excess of $500 billion in the United States. The Amazon Pharmacy benefit is being offered to all 126 million Amazon Prime members, in addition to their many other member perks such as free 2-day shipping and online streaming of Amazon Video. The benefit of Amazon Pharmacy to Amazon Prime members is the promise of 80% off generic drugs, 40% off […]

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