thanks for coming to my blog. i'm charles huang. no - not the guitar hero rock star guy (sorry, i wish i was that smart/creative... but i actually know that guy too, so might be able to help redirect you), i'm charles c huang.
this blog is to share a bit about who i am and what i'm interested in... healthcare, tech, innovation, international relations, culture & ethnicity are just the start of a fairly long list.
stay a while and take a look around! and drop a line whenever, as comments & suggestions are always welcome.
there are perhaps 900m consumer PCs on earth, and maybe 800m corporate PCs. the consumer PCs are mostly shared and the corporate PCs locked down, and neither are really mobile - at best you can take them from table to table. those 3bn smartphones will all be personal, and all mobile.
all of this means that the operating environment looks very different, and a lot of our assumptions need to change. a lot more is up for grabs, and the scale of success looks different. when a dozen guys in a garage with a hot service get struck by lightning, that means 50m or 100m users, not 1m, and in time it might mean 1bn.
The clear compelling case for why all businesses and services must have a mobile play. Make no mistake - it’s the future.
people are very open to the idea of anonymously sharing their health records or genetic information, with more than three-quarters of respondents over the age of 55 saying that they would be open to sharing lab tests and health monitoring data
new technologies can bring decision support, health monitoring and health coaches into the home. it was also interesting to see that people in emerging markets such as Brazil, China and India trusted themselves to use health monitoring technologies more than those in more technologically advanced economies such as Japan and the United States.
Interesting study findings and a reminder that while the US is a leader in many ways, it can still learn from others, particularly when it comes to health and healthcare.
This is a revolutionary shift. Once upon a time, medicine was a discipline based on the nuanced diagnosis and treatment of sick patients. Now, Big Data, networked computers and a culture obsessed with knowing its numbers have moved medicine from the bedside to the desktop (or laptop). The art of medicine is becoming the science of an insurance actuary.
If you said to me, go and design a Diabetes store, I would just take you to the supermarket
Great post from Nick here. Doing good things with Sessions.
Eat real food, as close to nature as possible. It’s what we do to food that is a problem — processing, refining, reducing and altering in general. Forget about reduced fat and skim milk. The less processing the better. If you’re going to eat fat, choose good quality and go for full-fat. Eat avocados, use olive oil or coconut oil (yes coconut oil is healthy) in cooking, have nuts, wild salmon, grass-fed butter, and pastured grass-fed beef.
I think that reduced-fat foods, particularly skim milk, nonfat yogurt, etc. are a slippery slope. When you remove the fat content from one cup of milk, you lose a significant volume, which means it’s replaced with milk that has a higher concentration of sugar to fat ratio. It’s not the fat in milk that makes us fat. It’s the sugar.
Medium is on a roll (not the dinner kind) with some great content lately. This conversation between a chef and a doctor is no exception. If it were food, it’d be calorically dense and nutritious.(via chriskurdziel)
Yes. Here’s to unprocessed food for better health for all.