Author Archives: Mike Mitchell

Medical Testing For Profit

There is a significant rise in, advertised profit making, genetic and device based medical screening (e.g. BRAC1, whole body CAT scans, etc). What effects will this evolving industry have on healthcare? How do organizations like the American Cancer Society plan for the growth of this trend? The early market for innovative fee for service diagnostic testing will largely be the ...

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Meet The Neighbors

In trial since early November, the service allows users to create a profile mapped to their postcode, and enter into discussions with people close to their location. It’s this element of location, which has lifted UpMyStreet Conversations out of the old bulletin-board arena into the trendy new area of social software. [Guardian, 9 Jan. 2003] This web site sounds a ...

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International Funding

EU Foundations are more likely to behave in an international way then their American counterparts. The top 40 European Foundations provided 2002 grants of 3.2 billion euros, $3.5 billion, almost all of them gave outside their borders. The top 40 American Foundations gave more 7.4 billion euros, $8.1 billion but only 14% gave outside the USA American Foundations are not ...

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Fund Raising and SPAM

Charities are hearing increasing criticism that their slowness to adopt the Internet for fund raising needlessly increases fund raising costs. This raises the question how exactly would charities go about using the net as a low cost fund raising vehicle. If a low percentage cost is the goal the answer is easy to see. SPAM yes-significant amounts of SPAM. Internet ...

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