Why do so many tech start-ups fail?  What advice do entrepreneurs need to heed?  These and other topics are covered in an interview I conducted with Ian Andes, President of 4iiii Innovations. 4iiii is the maker of several digital fitness products including the Sportiiiis, glasses that enable cyclists to keep their eyes on the road […]

“Health and Fitness Gadgets Reign at CES” declared a headline from the Wall Street Journal about the International CES earlier this month.  Check out cool products and money quotes from speakers in this highlight video: The Digital Health and Fitness Buzz at CES 2013 (by Denise Lee Yohn) from Denise Lee Yohn on Vimeo. more on […]

Hi folks!  Trying a new feature this year — a monthly round-up of my published content. It’s a mental buffet of ideas that may seem schizophrenic at times (I do work on fast food restaurants as well as fitness brands, after all!), but it’s all in the service of helping companies understand and apply the […]

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) can be an intoxicating experience.  Drinking in all the devices on the show floor, it’s easy to be dazzled by cool features, brilliant designs, and products you never even dreamed of.  Speakers captivate your imagination as they describe bold visions and demo the newest products. But amid all the hype, […]

brand-as-business bit:  At CES last week, I couldn’t help but feel a little like I was in Apple’s 1984 commercial. I could only take comfort in knowing that adoption of wearing glasses to watch TV will never cross the chasm into the mainstream — they’re impractical, they’re too invasive, and they detract from the shared […]

2012, according to the Chinese calendar, is the Year of the Dragon.  In Chinese tradition, each year is dedicated to a specific animal and predictions for 2012 are for a dragon-like year of excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration, and intensity. With this expectation in mind, I’ve selected several brands to keep my eye on.  They’re likely to […]

Today we get the opportunity to hear from someone who has spent the past 30 years exploring what it means to be living in digital times. Robin Raskin is an author, editor, magazine publisher, blogger, TV and radio personality, consultant, and most notably producer of the Living in Digital Times summits and exhibits at CES.  These summits, […]

Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show I attended two Summits about the convergence of technology and health/fitness/wellness.  So many of the innovations introduced there were exciting and intriguing.   I wanted to share my takeaways about these innovations because they speak to issues that are relevant to all companies which relate to technology in some […]

I just returned from a great trip to CES, the Consumer Electronics Show.  There was a lot of excitement around new, innovative products and it seemed like important deals and connections were being made – it was an energizing way to start off the new year! I particularly enjoyed participating in some breakout sessions in […]