Author: JSABES

Cahree Crowned Individual National Youth Chess Champion

Anyone who plays the game of chess will appreciate Cahree’s story. And anyone who doesn’t play chess, will appreciate Cahree’s story. Hard work and determination triumph, even in the most intellectual of pursuits such as chess. In describing his final game in the National Championship, beating 249 players from 28 states, and winning with an unbelievable 7-0 victory, Cahree said about his final game in the championship round: “It was my toughest game yet,” he said. “The key to winning is not giving up. Keep thinking and pushing until you get there. And that’s what I did.” The message of...

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NYT: Pat Rilley Knows and Insurer Does Not

Pat Riley Knows! Sorry, its not Pat Riley the famed NBA coach, but Pat Rilley, 77, from in Ann Arbor, Michigan who found that she had inherited an ApoE4 gene that increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and bought a long-term care policy in response.  The New York Times article shows the flip-side of a problem that is arising from genetic testing and insurance.  The historical fear propagated by well-meaning policy makers is genetic testing is bad, we cannot discriminate against people based on conditions they have no control over, conditions they were born with.  This is an understandable...

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Willis Towers Watson Insurtech Briefing: Why InsurTech? A Pressured Insurance Value Chain

From Willis Towers Watston Quarterly Insurtech Briefing: The Quarterly InsurTech Briefing Q1 2017 is out from Willis Towers Watson.  In the introduction, Rafal Walkiewicz, Chief Executive Officer of Willis Towers Watson Securities writes: Many market participants want to embrace the InsurTech revolution but continue to struggle with determining how to successfully monetize industry changes, at least in the short term. Should they invest in their own research resources and fund development of new technologies in-house or with partners outside of the insurance industry? I can appreciate this thought.  While its clear the digitization of insurance is underway and technology will revolutionize the industry – how best...

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#7 Innovating Life Podcast Interview with NBA Veteran Carl Landry

TUNE IN TO OUR MISSION On this podcast channel we interview NBA veteran Carl Landry about his life and philosophy as he looks back on nine years as a professional basketball player and his future endeavors. Innovating Life Interview with NBA Veteran Carl Landry by Jon Sabes | Podcasts Jon Sabes: Ok, welcome to another installation of the Innovating Life podcast with Jon Sabes. Here with me today is Carl Landry. Carl is a NBA basketball player, played a decade in the NBA for a variety of teams, and a fellow Midwesterner. We’re glad to have him here,...

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The Economist: The World’s Most Valuable Commodity is Now Data

From The Economist: “A new commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. Amazon captures half of all dollars...

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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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