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TED Talk: Epigenetics & Your Biology

This fascinating presentation by Moshe Szyf presents research focused on understanding the broad implications of epigenetic mechanisms in human behavior, health and disease. Moshe Szyf is one of the leading pioneers in the field of epigenetics.  Once you gain a baseline understanding of epigenetics, you can understand how predictive bio-markers can be harnessed applications that provide predictive analytics for the life insurance industry. Moshe Szyf research shows how living things actually reprogram their genome in response to social and environmental factors such as stress or lack of food. His research not only explains how our biology responds to the conditions...

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Principles by Ray Dalio

Principles is a book I have been awaiting for several years.  Any forward thinking entrepreneurial minded person would be insane not to examine and implement elements of what Ray Dalio describes as radical transparency and honesty. Tweet Share this:LinkedInFacebookTwitterMoreEmailPinterestPrintGoogleLike this:Like...

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New York Regulator Seeks Details From Life Insurers Using Algorithms to Issue Policies

The Wall Street Journal reported that the New York Department of Insurance sent a letter to insurers requesting more information about the evolving practices being used to underwrite and issue life insurance.   The letter comes as life insurance companies have been grappling with how to get away from traditional methods of medical evidenced based underwriting that typically require blood and urine samples and utilize advanced databases such as credit scores, property ownership, and motor vehicle records to gain a sense of an individuals well being. The article also reports that CB Insights counts over $1.7 Billion invested by...

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#10 Innovating Life Podcast Interview with Negotiating Expert Chris Voss

TUNE IN TO OUR MISSION This time, I talk with Chris Voss, the Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. Chris has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. In our conversation, we dig a little deeper into the techniques he developed from these high-stress situations and how he is helping companies apply them to their sales and customer service practices....

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Epigenetics Explained @ World Economic Forum

This weekend, I was talking to friends and got on one of my favorite subjects: Epigenetics.  Learning about the science of epigenetics and developing commercial applications from the science for the global life insurance industry is simply the most exciting adventure – ever! Over the weekend I came across this short 4 minute presentation made at the World Economic Forum by Prof. Dr. Maria Elena Torres-Padilla.  Professor Padilla is a researcher at the Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells (IES), Helmholtz Zentrum München.  Their area of study is focused on how transitions in cell potency and cell fate are...

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Jon Sabes

Creativity is only limited by our imagination and willingness to work towards its realization - resident artist in business. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq: GWGH

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