GHST & Innovation: Thoughts on "The Fat Trap" →
ghst-innovation: Journalist Tara Parker-Pope makes an important contribution to the obesity and diabetes conversation in her recent article: Why Lost Pounds Come Back (NY Times). It’s great journalism, and worth the time to read the piece in its entirety. There are a few points from her piece that I…
We need to reframe the very first interaction in the health space. Too often it...– Thoughts during a great chat with Bridget of Track Ignite.
As a researcher in the field of health behavior I was hesitant to use the Eatery app. I mean, what good could really come from taking pictures of your food? Once I got around to using the app I was pleasantly surprised to find myself drawn into the experience. Have I made some different choices because of it, sure. But what really gets me excited about the Eatery is the emphasis on simply...
I never viewed money as being “my money” I always saw it as...– Louis CK on making over $1 million in 12 days after releasing his latest special online for $5 with no DRM. Imagine if those in the healthcare industry, from those making the MRIs to the people providing insurance thought the same way. What a beautiful world it would be.
Treating people as an end in themselves, not a means to an end, is what...– http://cyclismas.com/2011/12/kant-marx-and-a-barcelona-bakery/ A friend writes about cycling and the “machine” that is the cycling associations and races. The idea that we need to value individuals as people, not products - a means to an end, needs to permeate through our health system....
Roman Mars is a public radio producer and reporter. He works for everybody. All...– http://romanmars.com/ Wouldn’t it be awesome to to work for everybody. All the time. For free. ?
GHST & Innovation: "Gamification": time for a new... →
ghst-innovation: The term “gamification” has taken importance this year. Check out the hockey stick search trend! Many companies have built user experiences around the concept (eg, Twitter, Foursquare, Nike+). Consultancies have lept to provide out-of-the-box gamification solutions (eg, Bunchball, Bigdoor,…
A call for your thoughts
Earlier this month the New England Journal of Medicine began an essay contest for students and post-graduates. They are asking for 500 words in response to this question: In the last twenty years, the internet and social networking have brought profound changes in how information is communicated. How can we harness this technology to improve health? I’ve been thinking off and on about...
Is mHealth (technology, persuasion, gamificiation, etc.) about doing what is...
Health, good health, is about the long tail. Speaking about health in terms of...
Information Arbitrage: "Creating an API culture" →
ghst-innovation: informationarbitrage: So much innovation today stems from analyzing and monetizing a firm’s data assets, yet there is billions (and perhaps trillions when you consider health outcomes data and issues of national security) of value trapped inside of today’s enterprise due to myriad storage formats and locations, mis-allocated technology budgets and privacy concerns. And ...
Do you realize that your work is relevant to less than 20% of India?– Sangita Reddy at the mHealth Summit. Helped to reframe their work towards FRUGAL innovation with a focus on quality, equity and access.
Neoteny, one of my favorite words, means the retention of childlike attributions...– Joi Ito, “The Internet, Innovation, and Learning” Relevant to my interests on multiple levels. (via bustr) Innovation has been on my mind a lot lately. What does it mean? How do you foster a culture of innovation? How do you let it grow at its own pace?
An intro to Quantified Self from Gary Wolf
The missing video Gary mentions: For the full relax video go here.
That’s a question you hear a lot. “Was it worth it?” Not certain what either...– Seth’s Blog: Worth it? (via matttrent)
Angry Birds and Behavior Design
Back in June I had a really nice conversation with Walter Chen, one of the founders of productivity super tool iDoneThis*. Finally getting around to posting it here: Ernesto: Did I talk about Angry Birds when we spoke on the phone? Walter: Nope Ernesto: So I have the idea (and others have it too**) that we need to create behavior change products/systems that function like angry birds. I’m...
More companies need to work on connecting to their user base in fun and interesting ways like this (via the Withings Blog):