ABL Healthcare & Technology Industry InsightsMay 14, 2020
Is It Time For a Covid-Era Marshall Plan?
The U.S. won the post-WW2 peace largely by providing aid to countries reeling from the devastation of war, through the Marshall Plan. Today the lethal enemy is a virus. And, once again, we can help.
Lessons We Can Learn Today From the Last Great Epidemic
Once before – during my lifetime, we faced a fatal disease and ELIMINATED it. Lessons were learned during “The March of Dimes” campaigns we can still apply to eliminating COVID. WE CAN DO THIS, AGAIN!
Super-Charge Your Post-Pandemic Strategic Plan
It’s time business leaders started planning how they’ll work, think, and even celebrate differently in the “post-pandemic” period ahead.
Back to the "Skills of the Future"
Turns out, particularly during COVID, many of the highest demand “Skills of the Future” were sought yesterday, too. ABL Organization's Mimi Grant shares what they are - along with the “compensation” employees are seeking most avidly.
The Importance of Brand Narratives
ABL Organization's Mimi Grant shares the 3 questions your brand’s narrative should answer, and how ABL’s narrative does: “ABL helps technology and healthcare leaders grow great companies so they can improve the world with their technology products and healthcare services.”
Winning in the COVID - Or Any - Economy
While some industries are deploying robots to gain efficiencies during COVID, and Healthcare’s use of telehealth is skyrocketing, Mimi shares how several ABL Members are using each other to Win during COVID – or anytime.
Zoom: Tips to Look Your Best on Webcams + Remedies for Zoom Fatigue
Even if you’ve been Zooming non-stop since COVID shut down most of the world, check out these 10 refresher tips that Mimi Grant has compiled on how to look your best on webcam – while avoiding Zoom fatigue.
The Latest Silicon Valley Breakthrough: Liquid Biopsy
For months now, news of virtually any other disease has been blown off the headlines – including this new approach, from Grail of Silicon Valley, for diagnosing cancer in its earliest stages, which could dramatically improve – and lengthen – our lives.
Winning the Battle of the Century
Mimi shares three advantages we have today – including Super Heroes in lab coats – that assure us of a much higher likelihood of surviving COVID-19, compared to Americans struck by the Spanish Flu in 1918.
Getting Back to Work in the Office – How to Do It
While technically during Phase 3 of the “Resilience Roadmap,” California employees can go back to work in their offices, 35 “hurdles” stand in the way. Oh, and there’s the human factor, too.
The Four Pillars of the Latest "New Normal"
From a new dress code, to a new productivity ethic, to a new style of leadership, to a new permanent workspace, companies – and their employees – are easing into a “new normal.”
Labs (and Tesla) Help California to Reopen
Many anxious Californians want to know what’s it gonna take to reopen – besides more tests! Mimi highlights CA.gov’s “Resilience Roadmap” – plus the latest from Elon Musk, on behalf of his 14,000 workers.
BOTS to the COVID-19 Rescue: from EMS to Hero Network
Mimi Grant shares how Emergency Medical Systems – and their bots – across the country and around the world are helping to tame the COVID-19 panic and misinformation. Have you used a COVID bot?
Appreciating the Silver Lining in the 'New Normal'
Mimi shares five COVID-19 "silver linings" she's discovered while "sheltering at home" - which she hopes extend into the post-COVID "new normal." What consolations have you found during these painful months?
Tips & Clips from the WFH Pros
Mimi Grant of ABL Organization shares “Best Practices for Telecommuting for High Productivity WFH,” from ABL/Tech Members Adam Miller, CEO of Cornerstone (check out cares.csod.com); Dave Berkus, investor in 200+ SoCal tech companies; and Chris Dyer, CEO of PeopleG2.
MITIGATION: California & ABL Members Respond to COVID-19
As COVID-19 MITIGATION intensifies across California, Mimi Grant shares the steps several Bay Area healthcare leaders – and ABL itself – are doing to “flatten the curve.”
How Just-In-Time Technology is Saving Lives in China
Mimi pulls back the curtain on the recently developed genomics, telemedicine, drones, apps, sensors, and “lab-on-a-chip” technology deployed to diagnose, treat, and supply the millions locked-down in China, to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Quibi: Blockbusters Are Coming to Your Phone Soon
“Quick bite” movies, tailored for your phone and your video appetite, are coming soon. Plus news you can use: Meg Whitman’s “4-point checklist for a successful venture” – and why Quibi checks off all four!
Pillars of Corporate Culture - Part I
Building on a strong foundation, ABL Organization President Mimi Grant gives examples of how four of the "7 Pillars of Company Culture" - positivity, uniqueness, listening, and mistakes - help improve a company's productivity, performance, and profit.
The Power of Company Culture in an Era of Full Employment
A company's "culture" has always been important. But never more so than now: with a tight job market teamed with a generational shift, employees are increasingly looking for far more than just a paycheck. In this short Vlog, ABL Organization President Mimi Grant talks about The Power of Company Culture, particularly when expressed in meaningful and relevant Values, Mission, and Vision Statements - and Taglines.
The Robots Are Coming - It's About Time
Current robots may not change your life, but here are six of them that sure can make maintaining your home - inside and out - a lot easier, faster, and actually fun!
"Medicare for All" - Previewing Now in North Carolina
North Carolina's Treasurer intended his "Clear Pricing Plan" would save the State, its teachers and employees 10% on their health insurance premiums. Here's the saga of how the State's providers responded to his nearly 200% of "Medicare for All" rates.
Swallowing Healthcare's Latest “Bitter Pill” – Transparency
Given Americans' concern about unexpected medical bills and a recent ABC News poll indicating "Medicare for All" candidates Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders winning if pitted against President Trump, the healthcare industry's embrace of "Transparency" may be the most effective way to retain "the status quo."