Monthly Archives: October 2009

TED MED conclusion: Juxtaposition & Systemic Thinking at the Dinner Party

Okay, TED MED 2009, after a 5-year hiatus for this conference series, is now over….and I, for one, am glad the conference is back. I’m mentally exhausted as I force myself to pound out these thoughts on the flight back … Read more >

Questioning the Public and the Options: Balancing Big Government & Big Business

I am sitting on a plane on the way to the TEDMED conference (which I plan to blog about here later in the week), scanning the USA Today, trying not to catch the flu from the woman who is clearly … Read more >


Earlier this summer, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act, HR 2454, a massive bill addressing energy efficiency, green energy, and climate change, the latter through a cap-and-trade proposal. The Senate currently is considering … Read more >

The need for a US – European Union Innovation Dialogue

The leaders of the European Union and the U.S. agreed in April 2007 to establish a Transatlantic Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Integration (the Framework) between the U.S. and the European Union. At the same time they established the Transatlantic Economic … Read more >

Intel Whitepaper: Investing in Sustainable Broadband Adoption

By Margie Dickman, Senior Policy Counsel at Intel Intel just published a brief whitepaper titled “Investing in Sustainable Broadband Adoption”: Investing in Sustainable Broadband Adoption_FINAL.pdfThe paper discusses the significant broadband adoption gap in America: 96% of U.S. households have a … Read more >

What Healthcare Reform Should Learn From Long Term Care

Anyone working on healthcare reform should spend some time observing how a great long term care provider does their job. Long term care providers already think and act in ways that the rest of the healthcare system needs to adopt … Read more >

On Hype and Healthcare Reform: This Too Shall Pass

Ah, here we go again: more lobbing of scary statistics into the healthcare debate and more lobbying of the American people through sensationalizing headlines. We’ve got all the makings of another high political drama in front of us: Republicans Versus … Read more >

Women, Boomers, and Growing a Careforce Through Healthcare Reform

I’m beginning to believe that the best way to achieve true and lasting healthcare reform is to just get out of the way and let Baby Boomer women revolutionize healthcare. Baby Boomers as a cohort have been change agents for … Read more >

Perspectives on Healthcare Reform from A Mountain Top

Sometimes (okay, most of the time) mountains help me see things from a different perspective. I just got back from a week in the beautiful Wallowa mountains in eastern Oregon—an awe inspiring place if there ever was one. The small … Read more >

Supporting the Korea – U.S. Free Trade Agreement

Intel recently filed comments, Intel Corporation Korea – US FTA Comments USTR-2009-0020.pdf, with the Office of the United States Trade Representative, pursuant to their request for public comments, on the Free Trade Agreement with the Republic of Korea (KORUS FTA).  In … Read more >