Using Data & AI to Create Preemptive and Preventative Recommendations for Athletes with Helene Guillaume, CEO of WILD (MDE284)

Helene Guillaume is co-founder and CEO of WILD, a health tech startup backed by Entrepreneur First, pioneering in creating pre-emptive, preventative care for athletes. Specifically, WILD collects various data inputs and uses AI to help understand your body and provide … Continue reading

How Does One Effectively Create An Enduring And Successful Team Spirit?

This has to be one of the most enduring challenges for any business whether small or large. I was struck by the Bill Pennington article in the NYT, “The Ski Team That Sleeps Together Wins a Lot of Gold Medals” outlining the … Continue reading

When You Challenge – You Can Fail And Still Win

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience at the Wimbledon Championships 2017 with IBM and their data center. One of the questions I posed the IBM team was whether we could find and use data with a purpose? Specifically, I was … Continue reading

Digital Sports – Bringing A Full Digital Experience to Tennis

For the last couple of years, I have been the owner of a ‘connected’ racquet by Babolat. After a few technical hiccoughs (Connected Pure Drive), I now have a fully functioning and new Babolat Pure Drive Play (left). Outside of … Continue reading

Babolat Pure Drive PLAY – A Dis-Connected Performance Racket…

[Check for the update at the end of the post] With the rise of smart devices, the internet of things and connected objects, we are seeing many brands jump into the foray. For the last few years, I have been able to … Continue reading

Fuelband versus Fitbit #2 – Furious Fallacies

In a prior post, I did a comparison chart between the Nike Fuelband and Fitbit. I looked at the features and benefits of each. I also compared the measurements that each provides in common: calories and steps. The only catch … Continue reading

Wearable Devices – Comparing Fitbit versus FuelBand – hoax or coach

This may be the breakout year for wearable devices. [I see them as part of my top 10 marketing trends for this year]. The wearable fitness tracker market is still somewhat niche, but it is growing rapidly and is projected … Continue reading

Interview with Eric Beard, founder of A Football Report, curated articles on football (MDE65) cc @bearderic

Minter Dialogue #65 This interview is with Eric Beard (left), whom I met at SXSW2013 thanks to my friend Jennifer Preston at the NYT.  Eric is founder and Editor-in-Chief at “A Football Report” (AFR) which has over 300,000 followers on Tumblr. … Continue reading

Ground Control to Major Tom

We will soon be able to evaluate the truth — at least half of it — behind the statement that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Here are two marvelous assets about the extraordinary voyage of Curiosity … Continue reading

Why I find professional football (aka soccer) so unfortunate?

I am mortified when I see the values of the highest paid and most watched football players and managers.  It’s a disgrace.  Watching the most recent Euro 2012 tournament which winds up tonight, I have been reminded about the way … Continue reading