Banksy is in New York for a month. With the title “Better Out than In”, there is a blog, unofficial twitter account (along with the hashtag #banksyny) since it is not linked in the blog, and Instagram (really? Instagram?… good grief; Im glad I dont have FaceBook so I can`t check if there is also a FB page)… even a phone number (1 800 6564271) for each piece for which you can call and listen to a great message about (also accessible through the blog).
On July 25 I was asked by someone at IBM to write an article about the use of the cloud in healthcare: I’d like to offer you the opportunity to author an article which we would look to promote across all of our social properties, other external communications as well as our paid media sponsorships, i.e. blogs. I was given suggestions on article length, topic, and keywords, but freedom to write whatever I wanted.
I was named the winner of a Bronze Award in the Executive of the Year – Health Products & Services category in the 10th Annual International Business Awards today. More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were considered in several categories, including Management Team of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, among others. I won (bronze) in the Executive of the Year for Health Products & Services category.
From Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 I was in Las Vegas receving an award (IBM 2013 Beacon Award for Best Industry Solution, Healthcare and Life Sciences). I dont like Las Vegas, too flashy, too empty, too superficial... but every time I go, I end up with interesting experiences and observations. Like the devastating effect extreme market capitalism can have on the credibility of institutions (Judge Judys branded slot machine?? WTF!