Top 50 Start-ups

Great Linkedin article on top 50.

Why this list of companies is better than other lists of upcoming companies? Because the data Linkedin has available makes for a more clear sense of reality. At least, that’s what they say.

I’m building the office back-room for a Start-up on my current project and I’ve done Start-ups before. It’s fun to see what’s possible.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-top-companies-startups-50-industry-disruptors-daniel-roth

My favorite companies and their industry disruption:
– Aryaka Networks, your Verizon and Comcast bills will go down.
– Pinterest, gone hightech is tackling machine learning and AI. I didn’t see that coming.
– GRAIL, Bio-technology with $1 Billion of Bill Gates’ money, that has to be on the list.
– CourseRA, providing education to get underemployed back in the game. Nice.
– Uptake, using sensor data to make decisions, this is coming age of internet connectivity, everything and everyone will be connected.
– Wish, direct access to product manufacturers (many in China), if Americans are the low cost consumers they’ve proven to be this will do well.

There were no healthcare disrupters, hmmmmm.

What companies are your favorite?

Hallowed Eve, Be A Saint and Take Off Your Mask

Nice meditation on Halloween, thank you, father, for your thoughts. Read the quote below and watch video.

I like especially that we all wear our masks.

“Today, to live the true self that God has created us to be with all the potential that each one of us has. To take off our masks and to let the glory of God shine forth in us. That’s what this day is about and it’s
Halloween All Hallows Eve the day before All Saints Day.

So, let’s take off our masks so that we can let God’s light shine through us so that tomorrow we can celebrate the Feast were called to be the feast of All Saints.”

The video starts at 1:28, you can rewind to get the entire message.

What do you think?

Don’t you think our homes, workplaces, and communities could use Saints? Are you working on being a Saint? Are you teaching your children to be Saints?

I follow the daily readings of the Church here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/103117.cfm This is where the readings and meditation come from.

Consumed by Money, Sex and Power?

Can we stop the nonsense about how to solve violence in the workplace?

Violence is a symptom of an American Culture that has been shaped by the momentum of the decades of the last century. Today, you might find yourself the victim of violence at work, home or in public. Do you avoid someone in the halls, elevators or public and work areas? Is the fashionably decorated workplace a disguise for a dark place where frustration, bullying, stress, expectations of doing more with less, nothing but rushing and hurrying, anger, exist instead of peace and joy and celebrating a job well done together?

There are many reasons for violence in the workplace but in this post, I’d like to make one comparison, what if we compare to an extreme opposite of violence in the workplace.  Continue reading “Consumed by Money, Sex and Power?”

Huffington Post Article – Healthcare Buyers Advocate

A previous article for the Huffington Post is still very relevant today.

Here is the introduction and link to the remainder of the article.

The Top Four Reasons Owners Need A Healthcare Buyer’s Advocate

Compensation, healthcare & employee benefits are often significant sources of frustration for business owners. By the end of this article, you’ll see that finding your own buyer’s advocate is not only a good idea; but, a necessity.

Having a knowledgeable and experienced team who advocates for you and not for the insurance company will reduce your stress level, save you money and time.
Don Watza, Huffington Post Article 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/don-watza/the-top-four-reasons-owne_b_8039958.html

There is a new service called independent evaluators that focuses on helping business owners and their employees. This new service changes the purchase paradigm by offering a business owner their own buyer’s advocate. A good advocate puts control in the owner’s hands, giving them back control they may have inadvertently given away.

Here are the top four reasons to consider a healthcare buyer’s advocate:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/don-watza/the-top-four-reasons-owne_b_8039958.html

Purchasing Stop-loss Insurance for your Self-funded Plan Requires An Expert

Consider the following questions:

Do you have an employee benefit plan that you self-fund?

Are you responsible for purchasing stop-loss coverage to protect your employer interests?

Is your broker experienced with hundreds of cases that provide you comfort they know what they’re doing?

Are you a broker who is trusted by a client but need an expert to help you keep that trust?

Is the person purchasing stop-loss for your business relying upon an inexperienced agent, broker, or consultant to make the right recommendation? Continue reading “Purchasing Stop-loss Insurance for your Self-funded Plan Requires An Expert”

Are You An Original Thinker?

A friend sent me this video and said this is so you. So, I watched the video and discovered myself saying repeatedly, I am that innovative, creative, original thinker he’s describing. I’ve always been the creative problem solver just like what Adam Grant describes.

It is funny but many of the people I enjoy visiting with and being with are like this as well.

I thought I’d share this to see if you identify yourself as fast to tackle tasks, medium or slow, as Adam describes. Continue reading “Are You An Original Thinker?”