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The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We’re Old by Nicole Edine, huffingtonpost.comMay 28 02:24 PM Between 2012 and 2050, the number of Americans age 65 or older is predicted to nearly double from 43.1 million to 83.7 million, according to a U.S. Census report published this month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the country’s graying demographics, combined with greater accessibility to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, will lead to a rise in demand for care services for the elderly. Who will take care of all these Americans in their twilight years? Robots. That’s the conclusion more and more engineers, entrepreneurs and governments are coming to on how to deal with aging populations. Universities and startups
5 reasons to stop treating social as its own discipline by Drew Neisser, smartblogs.com April 15 Recognizing that this post is going out on a social media blog and will be promoted on a newsletter mainly for social media practitioners and is being written by a guy who runs a social/content agency, you’ll have to pardon the heretical if not potentially self-destructive nature of the headline above. But, really truly folks, now is the time to ask this question. After about six years of social centricity I, like many long-time students of this peculiar art form, am champing at the bit to move social out of its self-perpetuated isolation into the broader operational fabric of business strategy. To this end, here are five solid
How This Startup Pivoted To Survive by Hollie Slade, forbes.com May 16 ‘You can’t replicate Seamless or OpenTable OpenTable for another industry,’ says Payal Kadakia, CEO and cofounder of fitness class subscription startup, ClassPass, which pivoted and rebranded this year. “It shouldn’t be such a disaster to find these classes and to book them,” thought Payal Kadakia, a Bain Consultant who was also a passionate dancer. So, she founded ClassPass, as an easy way to find yoga, barre, dance, pilates and a host of other classes locally and book online. Now a subscription service, the New York-based startup began life as a search engine but didn’t see traction. “We really had to think about the value proposition for the customer,” says Kadakia. “Just because
Sometimes we hate sharing these little secrets of the trade. Well William Arruda at Forbes decided to share 9 of those little secrets that help us in the industry earn our money. Read on. Why 9 Is The Magic Number For Boosting Your Career By William Arruda, www.forbes.comView OriginalMay 5th, 2014 About a year ago, the folks at LinkedIn approached me with a question: How much daily time should career-minded professionals devote to managing their brand? How many “clock hours” does it really take to achieve those professional goals? It was a great question. Before coming to me, they had done some research of their own, which revealed that most people think they need to devote 30 minutes or more each day. Who has that