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The Big Picture: 5 Laws driving our modern economy
Have you heard about the rule that 80% of the global wealth is created by 20% of the population? Or that 80% of the music we listen to is getting created by 20% of the artists? In the late 19th century, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto recorded his observation that just 20% of the population in the country owned about 80% of all the land and this is where the so-called Pareto Principle got discovered.
Big Tech in Digital Health: Strategies and Implications
This year was quite a journey for global healthcare. Almost every sector experienced strong growth in the past 12 months but there is a difference between simple growth and a major shift. Pharma is not just growing – it is actually performing a turnaround from folders and papers to the cloud and smartphones.
Digital Eye Strain Syndrome: How to save your eyesight in the age of home office
In the digital age many people are working on a screen – in Germany almost one quarter of the entire workforce is working in an office job on screens (Statista Research Department, 2020). Recently, the shift to the home office increased the average screen time again: 74% of all people are spending more than 4 hours in front of their desktop (Vivior Consumer Survey, 2021). Usually, with no or little breaks. Are you one of them?
The Digital Eye Strain Syndrome is a logical result of wrong workspace set-up and it will result in a whole arsenal of unwanted symptoms.
Israel is definitely worth a visit – not just to wander through the vibrant streets of Tel Aviv or to experience the holy place of Jerusalem. Also to dive into the wide ranging start-up scene! It is interesting to see what kind of start-ups Israel is producing. You won’t find the next Gorillaz or Blablacar in Israel – it seems like Israeli entrepreneurs are more on a mission of changing the world than solving “minor problems”: cyber security, healthcare, data management. Israeli start-ups are doing the tough stuff.
Why the future of health is digital: Learn more about “systems biology”
Everything is getting replicated into the digital world nowadays. Connected fridges order food automatically as soon as you run out of eggs, cars increase their maximum velocity overnight due to a software update while standing in your garage, our character is basically replicated on the internet on our social media profiles, work and study happen while sitting in a chair and looking at a screen all day long. The list goes on and on. Let’s face reality, folks: we are living in a new dimension called the metaverse – a digitalized world of our physical reality. Profound.
Ride the wave! Healthcare start-ups are in demand. Corona woke up the whole world and reminded us that we are all mortal. The industry recognized that taking care of our health is priority number one – building social networks, fintech solutions or decentralized metaverses comes second. Therefore, healthcare start-ups got a lot of back wind within the past months, popping up at every corner. Now it is time to ride the wave!
There is a way everyone can contribute and benefit at the same time. Basically, this is the “secret sauce” of the rise of human civilization. We managed to create means to communicate and interact with each other in a way that is creating added value by every interaction. It seems like our species has found a way to create energy and growth out of thin air, only by working together and “connecting our brains” (we don’t need Musk’s Neuralink for that; just language). What this means eventually is massive: the more people interact and share information, the bigger the added value created.
A Case Study of a Digital Health Start-up: The model for success of mySugr
For eight quarters in a row global healthcare investment has risen quarter over quarter. The interest in this industry from seed to series-C investments is higher than ever. All this hints at a healthcare transformation that has been going on for a while now; basically since the expansion of the internet. We are currently in the midst of this transformation and around us, new digital health start-ups are born every month. A flood of new entrants pushed early-stage investment deals above 50% this year. This means innovation is happening.
Investing in growth & innovation: Venture Capital is by default a risky asset class. But venture capitalists expect their money to be doubled. While a lot of businesses may end up generating a negative return, the ones that succeed are providing at least 2-digit margins, if not more. The National Bureau of economic research has stated that a 25% return on investment on average is realistic (as a mean between failed ventures and very successful ones).
How healthy is the European Market Economy? – Analyzing Europe’s founding scene
What came first: the employee or the employer?
Although different from the question with the chicken and the egg, this one here has a straightforward answer: without employers, no employees. Just like this we solved the question of how important entrepreneurs are for a healthy market economy within the first 20 seconds of reading.
Breaking Healthcare News!! – Digital Health is getting support from politicians and investors
In summer 2020 Germany entered a new digital health age by introducing DiGA: digital health applications on prescription. Now every doctor can prescribe an app to patients to help with various problems: a digital companion to help you stop smoking, get rid of depressions or monitor how you react to your medication. By now there are already 23 DiGA listed with the trend for more just getting traction.