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Posts:January 2017

Turning the Page on 2016

by Jon Higgins | January 26, 2017

“Reading is a way to slow down and get perspective. There’s something particular about quieting yourself and having a sustained stretch of time that is different from music or television or even the greatest movies.” He didn’t single me out directly, but when Former President Barak Obama recently said this to the New York Times, […]

The Influencer Relations Gold Rush: How to Find a Nugget

by Ann Wool | January 25, 2017

The 1848 discovery of gold in a hitherto sparsely populated part of the world called California sparked one of history’s classic gold rushes. Gold fever brought thousands of migrants to the region, saw entire gold mining ecosystems spring up almost overnight and set California on a new trajectory. Fast-forward 168 years and another type of […]

Healthcare in 2017: Yes, your doctor will be human. No, fake news cannot be ignored.

by Valerie Delva | January 24, 2017

From the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, this month kicked off a series of environment-setting and industry-shaping conferences for the year. So like many communications professionals taking a look at the year ahead for clients and their organizations, I made my way through a volume of 2017 […]

WEF: The Future of Tech Looks Bright

by Barri Rafferty | January 20, 2017

My tablet possesses processing power equivalent to 5,000 desktop computers from 30 years ago. The average adult in the U.S. consumes more than 10 hours of digital media per day. Sensors are connecting the physical world to virtual networks. AI software is engaging us daily under the names Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Home. Since […]

WEF: A 100-Year Life, Well-Lived

by Barri Rafferty | January 19, 2017

My husband’s grandmother is nearing 102 years of age, and a colleague just celebrated her grandfather’s 100th birthday. Reaching this age used to seem like a pipe dream, but as living beyond 100 becomes more common, I’ve found myself, and my social circle, discussing what this trend will mean for us and our children. Will […]

It’s Time to Close the Gap Between What Leaders Say and What They Do

by Barri Rafferty | January 18, 2017

The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum has begun and this year there is an extraordinarily timely theme: responsive and responsible leadership. Amid the growing discontent of the world’s citizens with corporate and government leaders, we are on the verge of a transformation with respect to who leaders are and how they lead. For […]