Busting Silos With Blockchain

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 17, 2018 12:30 AM I’ve never spent much time on farms. But I know a silo when I see it. I spotted one the other day at my doctor’s office. The receptionist handed me an iPad and asked to enter my medical history. Height and weight. Major illnesses and surgeries. What medications do you take? Are you a smoker?

What’s Behind the (Social) Purpose of a Purchase?

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, December 17, 2018 12:30 AM It was the traditional end-of-year holiday season that used to bring to the forefront the very legitimate impulse to help those less fortunate, to remember the needy. Indeed, charities and causes have always been true to the heart and close to the passions of most people involved in the eyecare and eyewear arenas. Whether it’s making products and services available to those without means or access or by rallying around sight-threatening issues, giving back has always been an important part of the vision care community.

Insights for 12-18-18

By Staff
Friday, December 14, 2018 5:48 PM Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, iMessage Business Chat and Google Business Chat will all become the channels that help retailers engage in a meaningful dialogue — or assist consumers while email starts to take a back seat. That being said, it is more intimate and usually reserved for friends, so businesses will need to adjust their approach and tone accordingly.

Kimberly Chan, OD, Is All About Creating a Work-Life Balance

By Stephanie Sengwe
Friday, December 14, 2018 2:28 PM Kimberly Chan, OD, fell in love with her profession when she got her first pair of contact lenses as a young girl. With contact lenses, Chan, who has had bad eyesight since she was six-years-old, felt as though a new world had opened up to her; suddenly, she didn’t feel restricted by her thick glasses and was able to explore her potential in sports and other hobbies with a new boost of confidence. Years later, she got her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the New England College of Optometry and currently practices in her home city of Toronto.

Insights for 12-17-18

By Staff
Friday, December 14, 2018 1:35 PM Talent, creativity and tomorrow's breakthrough ideas aren't limited by region or zip code. With this new expansion, we're redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide.

Insights for 12-14-18

By Staff
Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:51 PM Print was taken from under the spotlight when digital took center stage, but it appears that the next era of marketing will see the two media working together side by side. Marketers are starting to become more confident when choosing which channel to adopt for their campaigns, prioritizing which will work best for their target audience. I’m sure 2019 will see more of this trend.

Insights for 12-13-18

By Staff
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:37 PM We have been listening to our customers about the stress they often feel at the gate before boarding, and implementing small changes for years. This latest enhancement further refines how Delta’s process works and is designed to better link the Delta product they purchased to differentiated experiences throughout their journey.

Insights for 12-12-18

By Staff
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:36 PM This lab will combine our collective strengths to develop cutting-edge solutions to bring the precision of online shopping to offline players. We look forward to expanding our cooperation with Intel to deliver a best-in-class, personalized shopping experience wherever consumers shop.

Insights for 12-11-18

By Staff
Monday, December 10, 2018 12:03 PM It reminded me how much good there is in this world. I can’t wait to tell Lucy someday. In the meantime… we will pay it forward. AA 588 passenger in seat 2D, we truly feel inspired by your generosity.

Insights for 12-10-18

By Staff
Friday, December 7, 2018 2:57 PM The slightly modest 155,000 gain in payroll employment in November may not go down well in markets given the heightened nervousness in recent months, but this is still a solid gain that suggests economic growth is gradually slowing towards its potential pace. There is nothing here to suggest the economy is suffering a more sudden downturn.

Insights for 12-7-18

By Staff
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:46 AM We went through a period in the last 18 months when it was difficult for malls in the middle sector to get capital. It’s loosening up because it’s getting clearer who’s going to make it.

Insights for 12-6-18

By Staff
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:51 PM Target realized the importance of devoting the time, attention, skill, and strategy to developing data and analytics competencies in a critical part of the business—its e-commerce site—before rolling out these capabilities more broadly. I think that’s a big reason why Target’s adoption of a data-driven approach has been so successful.

Insights for 12-5-18

By Staff
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 1:18 PM Somewhere along the way, a lot of us got it in our heads that the next Bill Gates was going to look a lot like the last one. And when society expects tech talent to look a certain way, these stereotypes can discourage young women and people of color from pursuing tech in the first place.

Insights for 12-4-18

By Staff
Monday, December 3, 2018 2:55 PM We will never forget his steady and inspired leadership in guiding the world to the peaceful end of the Cold War. … He has finished his race with honor and dignity.