• Lemonade – Making Insurance Cool and “Socially Impactful”

    Apparently technological disruption can make any industry trendy and cool – even insurance. Startup company Lemonade is being described by users as “instant,” “fun,” and contributing to “social good”. All this about a company that sells renters and homeowners insurance online. Launched in 2016, Lemonade is based on an artificial-intelligence platform and describes itself as…

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  • 5-Minute PriSim Panorama: Blockchain

    You’ve probably been hearing a lot about blockchain and related cryptocurrencies (digital money) such as bitcoin and ether. But you might not be all that clear on what it means or why you should care. Us too… So here’s a quick “PriSim Panorama” on blockchain, readable in 5-minutes or less (take a deep breath): What…

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  • The Paradox of Big Data Analytics (after that election…)

    After the 2012 election we posted about the power of big data analytics and how it was used in the Obama campaign. After the results of the November 2016 elections, the big data story has become curiouser and curiouser. And many are questioning how data mining and predictive analytics should be used after getting it…

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  • Innovation Clairvoyance

    We’ve all heard it – innovation is the lifeblood of any business. Innovation may be hard to manage (as discussed in Forbes), but it’s not impossible. Companies have to choose wisely when spending time, money, and resources on innovation. This may even mean saying “no” to great ideas in order to focus on the best…

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